Since 2008, the Spiration Valve System has been approved by the FDA as a Humanitarian Use Device for the control of prolonged air leaks following specified lung resections.*

Clinical Literature

CLICK HERE to find a library of current articles, abstracts, and white papers regarding bronchial valve treatment for prolonged, postoperative air leaks.


Physician Education Program (PEP)

In 2008 the FDA approved the Spiration Valve System under the Humanitarian Use Device label for use in prolonged, postoperative air leaks. Under this approval, a physician at each site must complete a thorough training course before the site is approved for commercial use. As an outgrowth of this, Spiration has developed PEP Live, a state-of-the-art physician training program designed to provide the physician with the knowledge and practical experience to treat air leak patients with the Spiration Valve System.

The Spiration PEP Live course provides a comprehensive overview of the Spiration Valve System procedure. Led by faculty physicians, the course provides foundational concepts that are then applied in a functioning air leak model. Progression through the course translates into a working knowledge of air leak treatment and advanced concepts for treating patients with the Spiration Valve.

Who Should Attend:
Thoracic surgeons and interventional  pulmonologists interested in providing their patients with the Spiration Valve System as a solution to treat air leaks.

Check back for information about future PEP courses.

How to Register:
Contact your Account Manager or email to register for PEP.