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Pulmonary Balloon Dilation

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Pulmonary balloon dilation is done to expand a narrow windpipe (trachea) or main branch in the lungs (bronchus).

The Lungs

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Seek care immediately if:

  • You have chest pain and a cough.
  • Your heart beats faster than usual and you are short of breath.
  • You are wheezing or have trouble breathing.
  • You have problems swallowing, hoarseness, heartburn, or a sore throat.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • Your symptoms return or become worse.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Follow up with your healthcare provider within 1 week and as directed:

Your healthcare provider may need you to also follow up at 1 month, 3 months, and every 3 months after that.

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