Been short of breath as if im not getting enough oxygen from the air i breath and is worse when i am trying to sleep and run out of breath when i speak. Went to Veterans Medical center had Stress Test Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Scan and a Pulmonary Function Test and Here are the findings.
Stress: There is a small anterior wall perfusion defect which appears fixed. There is no evidence of reversibility.
In addition there is a small mild inferior wall perfusion defect mid to basal, also noted on resting images, mostly fixed. There may be a touch reversibility in the mid inferior to basal region, but this is not considered a definite
finding for ischemia. Bull's-eye quantitative polar map analysis does not detect any reversibility. EF/ Wall motion: There is normal left ventricular wall motion, ejection fraction is 65%. Normal EF is greater than 45%.
Pulmonary: 1. Pre-bronchodilator spirometry: Normal ratio. Normal FEV1, 84%. Normal FVC, 83%. Reduced mid-expiratory flows. Also there is flattening of the inspiratory limb of the flow volume loop. 2. Post-bronchodilator spirometry: Significant bronchodilator response. FEV1 96%. FVC 93%. #. Lung Volumes: No restrictive defect. There is evidence of air trapping.
4. Diffusion capacity: Normal.
So after testing nurse calls me and says you have COPD and i make appointment with Pulmonary Dr i goe to the appointment and he says my numbers are normal that i dont have COPD and makes me an appointment with the Cardio in which i am waiting for the appointment next month and i am having a very hard time breathing so much i almost went to the hospital last night.
Sound like Heart or Lungs?