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Learn How the Zephyr® Valve Could Help You

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Learn How the Zephyr® Valve Could Help You

Medication and Surgery Are Not the Only Options to Treat Severe COPD and Emphysema

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 to help improve your breathing and quality of life. It is a minimally invasive procedure that is completed in under an hour. 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.

The Zephyr Valve Treatment
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Who Can Have the Zephyr Valve Treatment?

You may be a candidate for Zephyr Valves if you:

  • Have a confirmed diagnosis of COPD or emphysema
  • Feel breathless even when taking your medication as directed
  • Have an FEV1 ≤50% predicted
  • Are non-smoking or willing to quit smoking
Ready to Speak with a Zephyr Valve Treating Doctor? Find an Assessment or Treatment Center.

Who Can Have the Zephyr Valve Treatment?

You may be a candidate for Zephyr Valves if you:

  • Have a confirmed diagnosis of COPD or emphysema
  • Feel breathless even when taking your medication as directed
  • Have an FEV1 ≤50% predicted
  • Are non-smoking or willing to quit smoking
Ready to Speak with a Zephyr Valve Treating Doctor? Find an Assessment or Treatment Center.

See How It Works

Patients with severe COPD/emphysema often suffer from hyperinflation of their lungs where air becomes trapped in the lungs which can cause severe shortness of breath.

The Zephyr Valve reduces lung hyperinflation by allowing trapped air to escape and prevents new air from entering the diseased lobe. This allows the healthier parts of the lung to function better and results in patients being able to breathe more easily and experience less shortness of breath.1

Potential complications of the Zephyr Valve treatment can include but are not limited to a pneumothorax (tear in the lung), worsening of COPD symptoms, hemoptysis, pneumonia, and, in rare cases, death.1

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I felt the difference immediately…I am back to living life.

– Mike, 65, Portland, OR

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