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survivin_off_faith
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   Posted 1/31/2014 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I went and had my pulmonary test done today, I was for sure everything was gonna be normal, but I failed the first part of my test, I was at 47% when the normal for my age was 76% in exhaling and inhaling....not really sure what this means, but I passed the other parts of the test with flying colors. I'm waiting now to hear back from the doctors, which suppose to contact me within a day to see what the next steps will be, I'm extremely petrified to hear what the doctors have to say, I Dnt kno what to expect....Had anyone else had this pulmonary test done if so give me some feedback please, and Could all along my heart issues could really be related to my lungs?????

stkitt
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   Posted 2/1/2014 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you for getting your testing done and I am sorry that you have not spoken to the Respiratory Therapist or your Dr. to explain the outcome of your test.
 
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) is a generic term used to indicate a battery of studies or maneuvers that may be performed using standardized equipment to measure lung function. PFTs can include simple screening spirometry, formal lung volume measurement, diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide, and arterial blood gases. These studies may collectively be referred to as a complete pulmonary function survey.
 
I wish I could give you some encouraging words however, none of us in the forum are able to interpret nor diagnose what your study indicates.  First your Dr. will need to review all of the data and I hope this gets done quickly.
 
Many things can affect the heart and of course oxygen or lack of oxygen is needed for your heart and your body.
 
I also feel safe if the Drs. do not want you to return to their office immediately after tests or the old no news may be good news.
 
Stay strong and I wish you peace,
Kitt
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voice
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   Posted 2/19/2014 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
There is a possibility of this being related to lungs. If you're suspecting, get a chest x ray done

survivin_off_faith
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   Posted 2/27/2014 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Chest x-ray was normal, and still haven't heard anything back from the pulmonary test, they seem to think its just anxiety n depression, but im still waking up out my sleep gasping for air, not sure what else to do!!!!!

stkitt
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   Posted 2/28/2014 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Afternoon,
 
If you have not received your PFT test results call the clinic or talk with your Dr. and let them know you are waiting for the results as nothing has changed for the better.
 
Thinking of you,
Kitt
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maggiemarsh
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   Posted 3/5/2014 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Interesting as im going through something similar. Will make sure and check back when surviven_off_faith replies.
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