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Spiration Valve

Indicated for air leak and emphysema treatment

Inspired by aerodynamics, the Spiration Valve redirects air away from diseased or damaged lung to healthier tissue, all while allowing trapped air and secretions to escape, so that patients may breathe easier.

Unlike a stent, the unique design of the Spiration Valve minimises contact with the bronchial wall, maintains position to redirect air even in complex patients, and facilitates removal when needed.

The Spiration Valve System is intended to treat severely diseased lung in patients with heterogeneous emphysema and evidence or markers of low collateral ventilation such as complete fissures, or damaged lung resulting in air leaks by limiting airflow to selected areas. The procedure is considered minimally invasive and can be performed through a flexible bronchoscope.

The endobronchial valve is an umbrella-shaped, one way valve that is placed via a delivery catheter, introduced through the working channel of a flexible bronchoscope.


The valve consists of a Nitinol frame covered with a polymer membrane and five anchors that securely engage the airway walls at the targeted treatment location.


Once in place, the spiration valve limits airflow to damaged tissue while allowing trapped air and fluid to escape. Complete occlusion of a targeted lobe by the valves may enable significant lobar volume reduction, relieving hyperinflation and allowing the patient to breathe easier. 1,2


Features of the Spiration Valve System include:

  • anchors for 0% migration and expectoration; 3, 4, 5
  • nitinol umbrella like frame, designed to minimise contact with the bronchial wall and conform to complex airways;
  • no pressure fit, allowing secretions to escape naturally along the bronchial wall;
  • a centre rod to facilitate removal; and
  • compatibility with a 2.0 mm instrument channel for greater airway access.




1.Eberhardt R, Gompelmann D, Schuhmann M, et al. Complete Unilateral vs Partial Bilateral Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction in Patients With Bilateral Lung Emphysema.

Chest 2012;142(4):900-908; doi:10.1378/chest.11-2886

2.Springmeyer S, Bolliger C, Waddell K, et al. Treatment of Heterogeneous Emphysema Using the Spiration IBV Valves. Thorac Surg Clin 2009; 19:247-53

3.Sterman. Respiration 2010;79:222-223.

4 Ninane. Eur Respir J 2012; 39:1319–1325.

5. Spiration IDE Annual Safety Report 2010



Model Name Article Number Valve Size Cartridge Color Valves Required per Procedure
IBV-V5 N3495330 5mm Blue Determined  by Number of
Target Locations
IBV-V6 N3495430 6mm Yellow
IBV-V7 N3495530 7mm Green
IBV-V9 N5381200 9mm Grey
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