Beyond the Front Door

Merlyn found National Jewish Health interventional pulmonologist Ali Musani, MD, one of the world’s leading practitioners of a new procedure called bronchial thermoplasty. Bronchial thermoplasty uses heat to reduce the size of muscles surrounding the airways, which constrict during an asthma attack. It is an important new option for severe asthmatics who do not respond to medications. Studies show that it reduces asthma attacks, emergency room visits and medication use.

Since having bronchial thermoplasty, Merlyn has returned to work, resumed an active social life and traveled throughout the United States for both work and pleasure.

“I have renewed confidence. I’m back to work, and, more importantly, I’m talking and laughing again.”



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