Cleveland Clinic tests promising new procedure for emphysema patients

Posted: 6/16/2014

From WOIO:

The Cleveland Clinic has announced that they have an innovative new treatment for COPD/emphysema that is being tested as part of an extensive trial.

This new procedures involves doctors putting coils into patients' lungs. The coils are said to be advantageous by sucking in the oversized lungs of emphysema patients and making it possible for them to breathe with more ease.

Cleveland Clinic doctors say that there are a few patients that have done really well. Those patients have gone from being on oxygen 24/7 and barely able to talk without being out of breath to being able to spend time on the treadmill. Read more.