Patients with Severe COPD/Emphysema Deserve the Full Spectrum of Care
Talk to Your Doctor About Zephyr Valves
When you take your medications but still have shortness of breath, it may be time to talk to your doctor about the Zephyr Valve treatment — a minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to help improve breathing and quality of life.1
The valves are placed by bronchoscopy which requires no incisions or cutting, so the benefits are achieved without many of the risks of traditional surgical options.1
Zephyr Valves are the #1 used endobronchial valves to treat severe COPD/emphysema.*
Complications of the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve treatment can include but are not limited to pneumothorax, worsening of COPD symptoms, hemoptysis, pneumonia, dyspnea and, in rare cases, death.
1 Criner, G et al. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 2018; 198(9):1151‒1164.
*Data on file at Pulmonx
Not sure how to talk to your doctor about your COPD/Emphysema?
Download our Patient-Doctor Discussion Guide. It helps you with the questions you can ask to talk to your doctor about available treatment options, including Zephyr Valves.
Who Might Qualify?
Patients who meet the following criteria should be evaluated for treatment with endobronchial valves:1–5
- Breathless despite optimal medical management (mMRC≥2)
- A confirmed diagnosis of COPD
- Non-smoking or willing to quit smoking
- Have an FEV1 ≤50% predicted
For more detailed information on clinical data and patient selection criteria please download our free resources.
GOLD 2020: Level A Evidence rating affirms that endobronchial valves, like the Zephyr Valve, are a viable, minimally invasive treatment option for severe emphysema, a form of COPD.