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What does it mean to get spirometry done?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Respiratory Function

Spirometry is performed to assess lung function.
There are certain "normal" values for the amount of air a patient a patient can forcefully exhale in one second from a maximum full breath in(fev!), the volume of a full breath(tlc), volume of air exhaled in normal breathing(tv or tidal volume), and many others. Deviation from expected normal could indicate disease.

In brief: Respiratory Function

Spirometry is performed to assess lung function.
There are certain "normal" values for the amount of air a patient a patient can forcefully exhale in one second from a maximum full breath in(fev!), the volume of a full breath(tlc), volume of air exhaled in normal breathing(tv or tidal volume), and many others. Deviation from expected normal could indicate disease.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Breathing tests

Spirometry measures how much and how well you can breathe air into and out of your lungs .
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In brief: Breathing tests

Spirometry measures how much and how well you can breathe air into and out of your lungs .
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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