The IBV Valve System: Information for Health Care Professionals
The IBV Valve System is a minimally invasive treatment option for providers managing post-operative air leaks.
The small umbrella-shaped valves are deployed into the airways of the lungs via a catheter passed through a bronchoscope.
Once in place, the IBV Valves prevent air from flowing distally to the injured tissue while still allowing mucus to exit through normal ciliary transport. This reduction in the flow of air to injured lung tissue may promote healing and accelerate resolution of an air leak. The valves are later removed via a similar bronchoscopic procedure.
The IBV Valve System is available for use at approved sites only.
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