During the bronchial thermoplasty procedure on Wendy Myers, Dr. Michael Zgoda and nurse, Teneshia Moore, observe the monitor while other medical staff maintain realtime records. Asthma claimed the life of Morganton resident Wendy Myers' son last year at age 38, and Myers has also battled debilitating asthma attacks her entire life. For the last month, Myers has traveled to CMC-University in Charlotte for a new asthma procedure that has changed her life dramatically. The procedure, called bronchial thermoplasty, heats the airways and shrinks the muscle tissue that constricts during an asthma attack.
During the bronchial thermoplasty procedure on Wendy Myers, Dr. Michael Zgoda and nurse, Teneshia Moore, observe the monitor while other medical staff maintain realtime records. Asthma claimed the life of Morganton resident Wendy Myers' son last year at age 38, and Myers has also battled debilitating asthma attacks her entire life. For the last month, Myers has traveled to CMC-University in Charlotte for a new asthma procedure that has changed her life dramatically. The procedure, called bronchial thermoplasty, heats the airways and shrinks the muscle tissue that constricts during an asthma attack. ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
During the bronchial thermoplasty procedure on Wendy Myers, Dr. Michael Zgoda and nurse, Teneshia Moore, observe the monitor while other medical staff maintain realtime records. Asthma claimed the life of Morganton resident Wendy Myers' son last year at age 38, and Myers has also battled debilitating asthma attacks her entire life. For the last month, Myers has traveled to CMC-University in Charlotte for a new asthma procedure that has changed her life dramatically. The procedure, called bronchial thermoplasty, heats the airways and shrinks the muscle tissue that constricts during an asthma attack. ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

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