Results of the international endobronchial valve for emphysema palliation trial (VENT)Hot topicsChairs:
M. Noppen (Brussels, Belgium), F. Herth (Heidelberg, Germany)Aims:
This hot topic will:
• describe the impact of endoscopic volume reduction using endobronchial valves on pulmonary function, functional status and radiologic anatomy;
• define the safety profile and adverse events associated with endobronchial valve placement;
• discuss the principles of endobronchial volume reduction and future application of endobronchial valves in the management of advanced COPD.