Poona Hospital has state-of-the-art chest labs with the most up-to-date technologies for assessing and diagnosing lung diseases, lung capacity, and cardiovascular pulmonary fitness. This test is usually useful for athletes. The lab is fully equipped with the latest high-end machines like:
- Impulse Oscillometer: To assess lung function in children and elderly patients who find it difficult to go through spirometry.
- Cardiopulmonary test (CPX): To assess the effect/impact of respiratory problem on cardiac state and vice versa used for testing lung and heart functioning before cardiac procedures.
- Vyntus WALK: Offering a complete mobile solution to comfortably assess the functional exercise capacity of patients.
Q and A
1) Can you eat or drink before a PFT?
You are allowed to eat and drink before the test. However, it is not recommended that you consume a large meal or exercise vigorously before the test.
2) How should I prepare for a pulmonary function test?
You should not smoke, have light meals, and no caffeine for four hours before the test.
3) How do you feel after a pulmonary function test?
PFTs are generally safe for the majority of people. However, because the test may force you to breathe fast in and out, you might feel dizzy or experience shortness of breath.
4) Is a pulmonary function test painful??
A pulmonary function test is not painful.