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Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD), also known as Paradoxical Vocal Cord Motion (PVCM), leads to asthma-like symptoms, but these symptoms are a result of an abnormal closing of the vocal cords rather than inflammation of the airways. (source: www.nationaljewish.org)


We have seen first hand how scary this fairly unknown condition can be and this post aims to give an insight into the features of VCD, evidence-based therapy techniques, clinical insight, patient information and where to find more information.


Some great resources can be found at these links:


American Thoracic Society - PATIENT EDUCATION | INFORMATION SERIES

https://www.thoracic.org/patients/patient-resources/resources/vocal-cord-dysfunction.pdf


Kenn, K., & Balkissoon, R. (2011). Vocal cord dysfunction: what do we know?. European Respiratory Journal, 37(1), 194-200.

https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/37/1/194


National Jewish Health

https://www.nationaljewish.org/conditions/vocal-cord-dysfunction-vcd



 

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