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Zephyr Value

Zephyr Value

Have any of you heard of the Zephyr Value Procedure for COPD and emphysema patients??
It’s a new procedure being done., look it up and you might want to consider it., I got an appointment the 7th of April to see if I’m a candidate., I have to drive 140 miles one way to where they are doing the procedure., but it might be worth it.,

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I will be praying for you. I hoping I’m a candidate for them., Anything to help you breathe., I will have mine done in Jonesboro Ark., About 130 miles from my house., Only 2 placies in Arkansas they do the procedures at.,
Keep me posted,.

posted 4 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I hope to learn this week if i qualify. Had 10 different tests here through Duke medical. The docs here were part of the original clinical trials so have been using the valves for 10 years. 🙏🏻 praying i can get valves instead of Lung Volume Reduction surgery. Much less invasive.

posted 5 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

It is scary but I know of a guy that’s had it done snd he’s doing pretty good. Only 5 weeks out. So far.

posted 5 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

The Zephyr valves were approved for use in the US in 2018, and were used in Europe and Australia for at least 10 years prior to that. There have been a great number of valves, vents, coils, steam and glue that have been trialed in the US to do essentially what the Zephyr valves do. I tested at the U of Iowa back in 2005 for one of the early ones, but these have been looked at for close to 20 years. They've learned a lot in those 20 years, and we have very much gained from the knowledge they developed in Europe especially. If you qualify, you will have a reasonable chance of a good outcome; a lot of what they've learned is what characteristics you need in your COPD to be a good candidate. So the science has definitely gotten better over the years. Good luck!

posted 5 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I had to change my appointment and now can’t get in to pulminologist till July . However I have since learned many Drs are doing this procedure that really are not qualified so we need to ask how long how many they’ve done ! Be safe it’s your body

posted 5 months ago
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