The Alair Bronchial thermoplasty system is a nondrug treatment for asthma. The treatment is delivered without incisions by passing the catheter through a flexible bronchoscope. It works by applying radio frequency energy to the wall of the airways in the lungs. This energy reduces the amount of smooth muscle in this wall, which in turn reduces the wall’s ability to constrict during an asthma attack.
Credits: Matt Presta, Bill Evans, IDSA and Steve Hoyt of Bridge Design and Noah Webster, Karen Passafaro, Bill Wizeman, Narinder Shargill and Tim Dalbec of Asthmatx
Contact: Bill Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org