Lung Function Improvement after Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction with Pulmonx Endobronchial Valves used in Treatment of Emphysema (LIBERATE STUDY)
Purpose: This study is designed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of the Pulmonx Endobronchial Valve (EBV) for treating emphysema symptoms as compared to a standard medical therapy program alone.
Jed Gorden, M.D.
Swedish Thoracic Surgery / First Hill
- Clinical and radiological evidence of emphysema
- Currently non-smoking
- Stable on current medication regimen
- Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) between 15% and 45% of predicted value