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The Benefits of LVRS for Treating Emphysema
David Waller of Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom, discusses the current options available for the surgical treatment of emphysema. Dr. Waller evaluates the risks and benefits of endobronchial valves, endobronchial coils, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Using data from the NETT trial, Dr. Waller argues that LVRS is the best surgical option available for emphysema treatment.
This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs.