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.
Kristen Boretti, MS, CCC-SLP
Aspen Christen, MS, CCC-SLP
Mohammad Dalabih, MD
Emily A. Nauman, MA, CCC-SLP
Amy O'Connell, MS, CCC-SLP
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 26 consecutive years
- Ranked in the top 5% 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 6% of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials
- 124-year history of focus on care, research and education serving patients from around the world with lung, heart, immune and related disorders