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Conference Report

ERS 2022 — Is bronchoscopic lung volume reduction the future in emphysema?

Shrabasti Bhattacharya   |   09 September 2022

Takeaway

  • Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) with endobronchial valves (EBVs), a less invasive procedure, was as effective and safe as lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) in patients with heterogeneous emphysema who were considered suitable for both treatments.

LVR procedures benefit patients with severe emphysema by improving airflow and gas exchange...

          

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