New implanted coils can help lung patients
A new minimally invasive method that involves the implantation of tiny coils into the lungs can improve exercise ability and quality of life for lung patients, scientists say. Patients with emphysema, a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), experience an over-inflation of the lungs that limits their ability to breathe deeply, resulting from progressive destruction of the air sacs of their lungs and collapse of the airways, researchers said.

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