This education seminar will feature speaker Tony Cook, the first patient treated after FDA approval of Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT), a severe asthma treatment. Tony will be on hand to tell his experience with asthma, BT and answer questions from patients considering this treatment, which is available at SJRMC.
The seminar will be held in Education Center A at SJRMC-Mishawaka Campus, located at 5215 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka, IN 46545. The seminar is open to the public and registration is not required.
WHO IS APPROPRIATE FOR BT?
BT is a new procedure indicated for the treatment of severe persistent asthma in patients 18 years and older whose asthma is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long acting beta agonists
BENEFITS OF BT?
32% reduction in asthma attacks (severe exacerbations)1
84% reduction in emergency room visits for respiratory symptoms1
73% reduction in hospitalizations for respiratory symptoms1
66% reduction in days lost from work/school/other daily activities due to asthma1