Local doctors breathing new life into COPD treatment

Posted: 11/20/2013

From WGN:

It's a debilitating disease that literally takes your breath away. Now local doctors are testing a device that may breathe life into the search for a less-invasive treatment for COPD.

Dr. Ravi Kalhan, Northwestern medicine pulmonologist: "Here's how your lungs looked in the beginning."

The beginning was rough for 67-year-old Keith Brown.

Keith Brown, emphysema patient: "I went up the stairs because I always try to be active and not use the elevator. And I got to the sixth floor, and I collapsed in an untidy heap. That's when I knew something was wrong. It was a sad sight." Read more.