Therapy with the Spiration® Valve System offers a new, minimally-invasive treatment option for severe emphysema patients.
The Spiration Valve is an umbrella-shaped device that is placed in targeted airways of the lung during a short bronchoscopic procedure. Once in place, the Spiration Valve redirects air from diseased parts of the lung to healthier parts, allowing the healthier lung tissue to expand and function more effectively. With a potential reduction in lung volume, a patient may be able to breathe more easily and experience improvement in their quality of life.1
IMPROVED LUNG FUNCTION
12.1% significant improvement in FEV1
This is an amount of change that you feel
1. Criner GJ, Delage A, Voelker K, et al. Improving Lung Function in Severe Heterogenous Emphysema with the Spiration Valve System (EMPROVE). A Multicenter, Open-Label Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019;200(11):1354-62.
REDUCES SHORTNESS OF BREATH
29.6% decrease in dyspnea (shortness of breath) as determined by mMRC score, a breathlessness assessment tool to assess the severity of your shortness of breath.
BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE
9.5 point reduction in SGRQ* score is a benefit you can feel.
The Saint George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) score was developed to measure health status (quality of life) in patients with diseases of airways obstruction.
*A negative change in SGRQ represents an improvement in disease-specific health status. A 4 point reduction is considered clinically meaningful.
Qualifying for the Spiration Valve System Procedure
To determine eligibility for the Spiration Valve System procedure, patients are screened through a patient selection process initiated by their treating physician. Your treating physician will determine what tests are appropriate for you, but it is very common to have the following:
History / Physical Exam
This is the starting point of the patient’s evaluation, which includes understanding why they sought medical attention and an assessment of their current health status.
Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)
These non-invasive tests show how well the lungs are working.
A picture of the chest that shows your heart, lungs, airway, blood vessels, and lymph nodes.
Computed Tomography scans are images taken of a body part to help diagnose the disease and plan treatment.
6 Minute Walk Test
Measures the distance an individual is able to walk over a total of six minutes.
Arterial Blood Gas (ABG)
Measures the acidity (pH) and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood from an artery.
Complete Cardiac Workup
Medical tests used to help physicians diagnose patients who are suspected of having potential heart complications.