UK Guidelines Quiz: When to use Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Asthma

Tim Locke


September 19, 2018

Pulses of radiofrequency energy are delivered to parts of the walls of the airways via a catheter in the bronchial tree starting from distal and moving to the proximal bronchi. This reduces the smooth muscle mass that lines the airways and reduces the ability of the muscles to constrict.


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