Despite medication, does asthma still limit your options?
Maybe it's time to look beyond
medication and consider bronchial thermoplasty — a procedure
proven to provide long-lasting relief.
For some, severe asthma systems
such as wheezing, allergies, and chronic asthma attacks are
crippling. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort
Worth is the only hospital in Fort Worth to offer new hope to
severe asthma sufferers with a groundbreaking procedure called
Unlike medications, it goes to the
source of the problem, using heat to reduce the thickness of
smooth muscle in the airways where constrictions occurs and is
the first non-drug treatment for severe persistent asthma. The
result is improved, long-term relief, including decreases in
severe attacks, asthma-related emergency room visits, and severe asthma
Five-year data from the Asthma
Intervention Research 2 clinical trial found the
44 percent average decrease in
percent of patients having severe exacerbations compared to the
year prior to having bronchial thermoplasty
48 percent average decrease in
severe exacerbation event rates compared to the year prior to
88 percent average decrease in
emergency room visits compared to the year prior to bronchial
Bronchial thermoplasty is a
minimally invasive procedure performed in three outpatient visits
for people age 18 and older.
For more information on bronchial
thermoplasty, call 817-433-1837 or email THSWAsthma@TexasHealth.org.