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My father has returned from his Pulmonary Function Tests and the nurse has wrote down the main spirometry results. He was refered to have this test done by his cardiologist as he was complaining of SOB in the morning when waking up. He is 71 years old, and has been smoking since his teens. I am having a little trouble intepreting these results based on the information given on this site and was wondering if anyone with experience could give their opinion? Before the test, I thought he might have COPD considering his long smoking history but I think his results point to some sort of restrictive lung problem. According to the calculator, his FEV1 and FVC are nearly half the normal predicted values but the ratio is >70%. The results are as follows:
FEV1: 1.25L (50%) Predicted: 2.5L
FVC: 1.70L (51%) Predcited: 3.33L
Thanks for any help you can provide.
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