The knowledge about lung volumes and capacities will help in interpreting various lung diseases.
Lung volumes and capacities As the knowledge about the conduction of electrical impulses is important in the interpretation of ECG, the knowledge about the lung volumes and capacities (combination of lung volumes) is important to understand the functioning of lung (Fig 1).
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This could be due to several factors like environmental pollution, passive smoking, modernization, increased awareness and early diagnosis of these conditions.
Correct diagnosis is important for the proper management of respiratory ailments.
However, PFT is not widely used in our country despite the above advantages.
Therefore, physicians who are interested in the field of Pulmonology should have thorough knowledge and adequate practical training in PFT.
Pulmonary Functions The lung maintains adequate oxygenation and removal of carbon dioxide from blood through ventilation, gas exchange and perfusion.
Several tests are available to assess the adequacy of the above three processes.