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Slow Vital Capacity and Identification of Obstructive Disease in Smokers With Preserved Lung Function

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Moderators Viren Kaul, MD, and Divya Patel, DO, and journal CHEST® authors Spyridon Fortis, MD, and Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, PhD, discuss the article, "Ratio of FEV1 to Slow Vital Capacity of < 0.7 Is Associated With Clinical, Functional, and Radiologic Features of Obstructive Lung Disease in Smokers With Preserved Lung Function".

Course Objectives

  • To understand the use of FVC
  • To understand the limitations of FVC for identification purposes
  • To learn how SVC can improve obstructive lung disease identification

CHEST Learning Category(s)

Obstructive Lung Disease

Publication expiration date: July 6, 2025

Item Number: 19.072021


Spyridon Fortis, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Liver Transplant Intensive Care Unit
UCLA Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles

Medical Director, COPD Program
Director of Critical Care Ultrasound
UCLA Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles

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Slow Vital Capacity and Identification of Obstructive Disease in Smokers With Preserved Lung Function

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CHEST Learning Category(s)

Obstructive Lung Disease

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