The following criteria can identify which patients should be referred for evaluation by a specialist for Coil treatment:
- SEVERE – your COPD patient has a primary diagnosis of Emphysema, GOLD Stage III / IV with severe hyperinflation
- STABLE – your patient is not a high exacerbator phenotype, and has not recently been hospitalized for a respiratory event (i.e. within 3 months)
- SYMPTOMATIC – your patient is complaining of increasing dyspnea, despite optimal medical management of his/her emphysema
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.
As with any medical procedure, there are risks and complications associated with the bronchoscopy procedure as well as with the Coil treatment. Please read the important risk information below.