. Mr Rao, a 65-year-old man comes with complaints of shortness of breath. He says it started 3 years ago when he used to carry heavy loads up and down

. Mr Rao, a 65-year-old man comes with complaints of shortness of breath. He says it started 3 years ago when he used to carry heavy loads up and down a flight of stairs for his job. He changed his job because of the shortness of breath. He complains that over the years it has progressively worsened. He has a 40 pack-year smoking history and he continues to smoke 5-6 cigarettes per day. He had a myocardial infarction 8 years ago and had undergone stent replacement for the same. s past history is also significant for chronic bronchitis for 5 years. He has had one exacerbation in the last 1 year treated with oral antibiotics. Auscultation reveals decreased breath sounds, bilaterally. Which of the following can you expect to be increased in this patient? A. Forced vital capacity (FVC) B. Forced expiratory volume 1 (FEV1) C. FEV1 /FVC ratio D. Functional residual capacity Transcribed Image Text: s. Mr Rao, a 65-year-old man comes
with complaints of shortness of breath.
He says it started 3 years ago when
he used to carry heavy loads up and
down a flight of stairs for his job.
He changed his job because of the
shortness of breath. He complains
that over the years it has progressively
worsened. He has a 40 pack-year
smoking history and he continues to
smoke 5-6 cigarettes per day. He had
a myocardial infarction 8 years ago
and had undergone stent replacement
for the same. s past history is also
significant for chronic bronchitis for
5 years. He has had one exacerbation
in the last 1 year treated with oral
antibiotics. Auscultation reveals
decreased breath sounds, bilaterally.
Which of the following can you expect
to be increased in this patient?
A. Forced vital capacity (FVC)
B. Forced expiratory volume 1 (FEV1)
C. FEV1 /FVC ratio
D. Functional residual capacity

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