Monday, October 10, 2005

Update on Dyspnea with CPET case

I had posted the CPET results on this 58 y/o woman with dyspnea. We felt she had exercise induced flow limitation with dynamic hyperinflation and started an aggressive bronchodilator regimen with a referral for Phase III Pulmonary Rehab. She came back for follow-up today: she hasn't started rehab yet because she had to go to Scotland to help care for her mother. She feels much better with the bronchodilators; her FEV1 and FVC though normal before are even higher (~10%) and her FEV1/FVC ratio went from 75 to 83.
Dx: Exercise-induced bronchospasm.

0 comments - CLICK HERE to read & add your own!: