For those that have ever found themselves short of breath, Anita Cooney of Internal Medicine has recently begun testing patients’ breathing with Medgraphic’s pulmonary functioning machine.

Pulmonary function tests are especially helpful to diagnose lung problems such as asthma, emphysema or bronchitis. It is also used to help find the cause of unexplained shortness of breath or chronic cough.

Breathing tests with this state-of-the-art machine are more accurate, more comfortable, and less time consuming than other pulmonary function testing methods that were previously used.

This is an added convenience for EVMS patients who can now request that their breathing test be administered on the EVMS campus. EVMS Doctors can follow-up quickly since the test results are entered into their electronic medical record.

For more information contact EVMS Pulmonary Division of Internal Medicine at 757-446-5758.

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