A pulmonary function test, commonly referred to as a PFT, is a valuable tool in assessing lung function prior to surgical interventions or other medical procedures. These tests are particularly useful for patients with pre-existing lung or heart conditions, individuals who smoke, or those with other underlying health issues. Here’s what you need to know. What […]
Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary function tests are conducted as a way to evaluate lung function. This test provides your doctor with valuable information regarding your lung health, including how much air your lungs can hold and the rates of airflow and gas exchange. The purpose of the pulmonary function test may be to diagnose a lung condition or
Pulmonary function tests help doctors diagnose certain diseases and conditions. They also give doctors detailed information on how your lungs function. If you have signs of lung disease or other respiratory problems, your doctor might recommend having a pulmonary test done. Why Are They Done? These tests measure your lung capacity, lung volume, gas exchange,
Before you can undergo certain types of surgery, you may need to have a preoperative pulmonary evaluation done by a lung doctor (pulmonologist). An in-depth evaluation is an important step to identifying and enhancing conditions that increase a successful outcome from your surgery. It’s especially essential if you have a complex medical history regarding lung
If you have a chronic cough, shortness of breath, or other breathing issues, your doctor may suggest pulmonary function testing to measure how well your lungs are working. In this blog, New York City pulmonologist Dr. Marc X. Bowen of MX Bowen, Physician P.C., Health & Breathing Center explains what’s involved in pulmonary function testing.
If you’re experiencing symptoms such as chronic cough or shortness of breath, your doctor may want to perform a pulmonary function test to gain more information about your condition. In this blog, New York City pulmonologist Dr. Marc Bowen of MXBowen, Physician P.C., Health & Breathing Center explains what a pulmonary function test is and
A Pulmonary Function Test, also known as a PFT, is a noninvasive test that helps a doctor assess how your lungs are functioning. This type of test has evolved over the years in terms of what’s involved with performing the test and where it can be done. Traditionally, a lab environment was where PFTs were