Bronchial thermoplasty: a novel therapy for severe asthma

Clin Chest Med. 2013 Sep;34(3):437-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2013.03.003. Epub 2013 Aug 1.


This article presents an overview of bronchial thermoplasty, a novel treatment for severe asthma. Within, the authors discuss the rationale for bronchial thermoplasty in severe asthma, current clinical evidence for the use of this procedure, clinical recommendations, and future directions.

Keywords: Airway remodeling; Airway smooth muscle; Bronchial thermoplasty; Severe asthma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asthma / surgery*
  • Bronchi / surgery*
  • Bronchoscopy / methods
  • Catheter Ablation / instrumentation
  • Catheter Ablation / methods*
  • Contraindications
  • Humans