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Pulmonary Function Tests

lung function tests 

Pulmonary function tests, or PFTs, measure how well your lungs work. They include tests that measure lung size and air flow, such as spirometry and lung volume tests. Other tests measure how well gases such as oxygen get in and out of your blood. These tests include pulse oximetry and arterial blood gas tests. Another pulmonary function test, called fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO).

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Lung VQ Scan

pulmonary ventilation (V)  perfusion (Q) scans 

A lung VQ scan is an imaging test that uses a ventilation (V) scan to measure air flow in your lungs and a perfusion (Q) scan to see where blood flows in your lungs. It uses special x ray scanners outside of your body to create pictures of air and blood flow patterns in your lungs.

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Atelectasis

collapsed lung  atelectasis 

Atelectasis is a condition in which the airways and air sacs in the lung collapse or do not expand properly.

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Bone Marrow Tests

Bone marrow tests check whether your bone marrow is healthy and making normal amounts of blood cells. The two bone marrow tests are aspiration and biopsy

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Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is a procedure that looks inside the lung airways. It involves inserting a bronchoscope tube, with its light and small camera, through your nose or mouth, down your throat into your trachea, or windpipe, and to the bronchi and bronchioles of your lungs.

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Heart Palpitations

Palpitations are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering, pounding, or beating too hard or too fast. You may feel palpitations in your chest, throat, or neck during activity or when you are sitting still or lying down.

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High Blood Triglycerides

hypertriglyceridemic  dyslipidemia  hypertriglyceridemia  lipid disorder 

High Blood Triglycerides are high blood levels of a type of fat, or lipid, called triglycerides.

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Cardioversion

Cardioversion is a procedure that uses external electric shocks to restore a normal heart rhythm.

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Thoracentesis

Thoracentesis is a procedure in which a needle is inserted into the pleural space between the lungs and the chest wall.

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Vascular dementia

dementia  vascular  Alzheimer's  vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia 

Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia, after Alzheimer’s disease, affecting almost a third of people over age 70.

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