A 36-year-old female asked:
when drs listen to u breath can they tell if you have copd or emphysema ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered
50 years experience Cardiology
Auscultation: When a patient has obstructive airways disease, the expiratory phase of respiration is increased compared to inspiration. There often are additional sounds which can indicate airway obstruction. When added to other physical findings, these can suggest COPD or emphysema.
Answered on Jul 3, 2017
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