Baseline regional perfusion impacts exercise response to endobronchial valve therapy in advanced pulmonary emphysema.

@article{Argula2013BaselineRP,
  title={Baseline regional perfusion impacts exercise response to endobronchial valve therapy in advanced pulmonary emphysema.},
  author={Rahul G Argula and Charlie Strange and Viswanathan Ramakrishnan and Jonathan G. Goldin},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2013},
  volume={144 5},
  pages={1578-1586}
}
BACKGROUND Advanced heterogeneous emphysema with hyperinflation impacts exercise tolerance in COPD. Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction using Zephyr endobronchial valves (EBVs) has been shown to improve lung function in patients with heterogeneous emphysema. It is unclear whether the target lobe perfusion of patients receiving EBV therapy impacts exercise… CONTINUE READING