What is included in the postprocedural care following bronchial thermoplasty (BT)?

Updated: Mar 30, 2021
  • Author: Said A Chaaban, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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After each procedure, the patient should be observed for 3-4 hours before discharge. Immediate postprocedural follow-up includes assessment of gag reflex, vital signs, and forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1). All patients should receive a follow-up appointment shortly after the procedure; respiratory-related symptoms are expected to worsen before resolving with standard medical care within an average of 1 week.


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