Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) Treatment Programs

Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD), also known as Paradoxical Vocal Cord Motion (PVCM), leads to asthma-like symptoms, but these symptoms are a result of an abnormal closing of the vocal cords rather than inflammation of the airways.

Doctors and researchers at National Jewish Health are continuing to discover more about VCD. In addition, National Jewish Health offers a variety of programs that can help treat people with known or suspected VCD. Doctors and a team of specialists work together to evaluate the condition and determine the best treatment program. Our long-standing intensive specialization in respiratory diseases has been instrumental in our success in treating this newly recognized medical condition.

 

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Identifying Characteristics and Patterns of Asthma

Our researchers are working to identify the clinical, physiologic, genetic and molecular characteristics of asthmatics.

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Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked #1 or #2 in Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report for 25 consecutive years
  • Ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 5 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials
  • 122-history of focus on care, research and education serving patients from around the world with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

 

Wyoming Family Can’t Say Enough ‘Good Things’ About National Jewish Health

Christian McMackin no longer struggles for air. The youngster came to National Jewish Health in 2016 after his parents, Misti and Chris noticed that their son was coughing, wheezing and having difficulty breathing. After spending a week at the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital, Christian’s family had concrete answers about his condition. Misti continues to be pleased with the care her son receives at National Jewish Health and recommends the hospital to others dealing with asthma.

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