Innovations for Emphysema
Emphysema causes progressive breathlessness, and these patients are suffering quite dramatically.“
All the medical and non-pharmacological options we have do not work anymore, so we need more and better treatments for our patients with COPD.“
Emphysema is an advanced form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – also known as COPD – which is progressive and, over time, leads to ongoing breathlessness.
It can make everyday activities, such as eating, walking, housework, even brushing teeth, challenging and can cause extreme fatigue. Some studies suggest that the quality of life for emphysema patients is even worse than end-stage lung cancer.
Pulmonx strives to improve the lives of patients suffering from emphysema, an advanced form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
The company’s minimally invasive, precision technologies for interventional pulmonology are designed to improve pulmonary function, exercise capacity and quality of life in emphysema patients.