New York Physician Marina Gafanovich Performs PFT Testing in Her Upper East Side Office
Your NYC doctor wants you to know that New York Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) assesses the functional state of your lungs relative to:
- Air volume moving in and out of the lungs
- Speed of air moving in and out of lungs
- Compliance of chest wall
- Diffusion characteristics of the lung membrane
Spirometry (measuring the breath) is the most common PFT. The measurements taken by the spirometry device are used to generate a pneumotachograph that can help to assess lung conditions such as: asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Dr. Gafanovich may also use the test results to diagnose bronchial hyperresponsiveness to exercise, cold air, or pharmaceutical agents.
The test is very simple, actually. Patients are asked to take a deep breath and breathe out into the device for as long as possible, preferably 6 seconds. That’s all there is to it!
As a #1 ranked New York doctor, Dr. Gafanovich understands when to use screening like the PFT to weed out issues of pulmonary or cardiovascular health.
If you are having difficulties breathing, call us today (212) 249-6218 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD.