More than three million people in the United States live with emphysema. Medication may help reduce symptoms for early-stage emphysema; however, patients with stage three or four chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may not respond to medication and may not be too ill for surgery. The Spiration Valve System, a minimally invasive procedure now being conducted at Inspira, may provide these patients relief.Read More
Spiration Valve System
Treatment options for patients with severe COPD have historically been very limited. But the Spiration Valve System gives patients an option to improve their quality of life and get back to doing the things they love.
Hope for Patients with Severe COPD
The Spiration Valve System offers an option for patients who otherwise may have a poor prognosis. With this new technology, there’s hope for late-stage COPD patients to improve their breathing and their lifestyle overall.
An Advanced Treatment Option
The Spiration Valve System is a minimally invasive procedure where expandable valves are inserted into damaged air sacs of the lungs. These valves reroute airflow to healthier regions of the lungs while also helping to clear extraneous fluids. The Spiration Valves result in increased air capacity for the lungs with minimal recovery time for the patient.
Candidates for Severe COPD Treatment
Typically, candidates for the Spiration Valve System:
- Have been treated by a pulmonologist for late-stage COPD
- Experience inadequate or no response to medical management of their condition
- Are at high risk of complications from a traditional surgical procedure
Before treatment, patients will undergo a pulmonary function test (PFT) and a CT scan to confirm eligibility for the procedure. Most patients eligible for the Spiration Valve System have stage three or four COPD.
Inspira Pulmonary Specialists
From chronic conditions to acute pulmonary problems, Inspira pulmonary providers help to diagnose and treat a wide range of issues