Richard Jefferson is a BT patient and a paid spokesperson of the Alair™ System

Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT): One-time, non-drug intervention proven to last for at least 5 years for patients with severe asthma1

Clinically proven to reduce asthma exacerbations

Clinically proven to reduce ER visits

Supported by 5 years of clinical safety data

32%

84%

5

decrease

reduction

years

in severe exacerbations (requiring systemic corticosteroids) seen at year 1, compared to sham.2 The reduction in exacerbations seen at 1 year maintained for at least 5 years1

in emergency room visits for respiratory symptoms at year 1, compared to sham.2 The reduction in ER visits seen at 1 year maintained for at least 5 years1

No increase was seen in hospitalizations, asthma symptoms, or respiratory adverse events over the course of 5 years in patients treated with BT1

Clinically proven to reduce asthma exacerbations

32%

decrease

in severe exacerbations (requiring systemic corticosteroids) seen at year 1, compared to sham.2 The reduction in exacerbations seen at 1 year maintained for at least 5 years1

Clinically proven to reduce ER visits

84%

reduction

in emergency room visits for respiratory symptoms at year 1, compared to sham.2 The reduction in ER visits seen at 1 year maintained for at least 5 years1

Supported by 5 years of clinical safety data

5

years

No increase was seen in hospitalizations, asthma symptoms, or respiratory adverse events over the course of 5 years in patients treated with BT1

Bronchial Thermoplasty works to reduce severe exacerbations

Asthma experts around the world recommend Bronchial Thermoplasty

Who is BT for?

Many patients' lives are interrupted by asthma exacerbations, despite being prescribed a maximum medication regimen. These patients may try to avoid exacerbations by modifying their daily activities—even those that they enjoy.

Patients experienced a significant improvement in asthma-related quality of life as a result of BT (79% responder rate).2

Asthma experts recommend considering BT before maintenance oral corticosteroids 3

Partner with a BT Physician for your patients with severe asthma

With hundreds of BT physicians worldwide, chances are there's a BT-Certified pulmonologist near you.

Bronchial Thermoplasty is performed throughout the world by BT-Certified pulmonologists who undergo a rigorous training and qualification process.

Partner with a BT Physician

The Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System is indicated for the treatment of severe persistent asthma in patients 18 years and older whose asthma is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-agonists.

As with any procedure, there are risks, and individual results may vary. The most common adverse event of BT is a temporary worsening of respiratory-related symptoms. These events typically occur within one day of the BT procedure and usually resolve within a week with standard care. There is a small risk (3.4% per procedure) that symptoms may require hospitalization.2

References:

  1. Wechsler M et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Dec;132(6):1295-302.
  2. Castro M et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Jan 15;181(2):116-24.
  3. Adapted from the Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention, Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 2014. Available from: http://www.ginasthma.org/.

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