Article Abstract

Bronchial thermoplasty: an update for the interventional pulmonologist

Authors: José Cárdenas-García, George Cheng, Mario Castro

Abstract

Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) for patients with severe asthma has been extensively studied in several multi-center trials supporting its short- and long-term safety and effectiveness. In this article, the authors review the rationale and mechanism of action of BT, describe the work up to correctly identify the specific patient phenotype who will benefit from BT, provide useful tips of the technical aspects of the procedure, and summarize the clinical trials that supports its effectiveness and safety.