When your patients with severe emphysema are experiencing worsening symptoms despite optimal medical treatment, including drug therapy, supplemental oxygen, smoking cessation, and pulmonary rehabilitation, then they should be evaluated for the Coil treatment.    

“The disease trajectory in COPD is usually marked by a gradual decline in health status and increasing symptoms.” GOLD 2014 – Global Strategy for Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD, 2014.

The following criteria can identify which patients should be referred for evaluation by a specialist for Coil treatment:

Patients meeting these conditions may benefit from the Coil treatment, and should be referred to a pulmonary center where they can be fully evaluated to confirm their candidacy for Coil treatment.