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Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (PACT ACT)

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grayling12

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I have had a constant cough since Iraq in 2007. Around 2010 the VA gave me a chest x-ray and breathing test, and said I was fine, no problems. My new Dr saw that I had an untreated chronic cough so she ordered another breathing test, this time it shows that I have mild Obstructive Lung Disease. I read the results online, the day after the test. My Dr hasn't gone over the results with me yet, and the note said something about her figuring out the details in her office. I think she has to follow up to make the actual diagnosis.

My question is:

Is my FEV1/FVC 57%, 59% or 70.7%? Which one will they use as post bronchodilator, for rating %?  

The rating criteria says FEV1/FVC of 71 to 80 = 10% and FEV1/FVC of 56 to 70 = 30%

Would this be rated at 10% or 30%? Would they round up or down?

Actually I'm not sure how to read this.

What is the post Bronchodilator results below?

PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST

SPIROMETRY

                      Pre       Ref      LLN       Zscore      %Pre Ref          Post        %Chg

FVC            L 3.53    3.52      2.73       0.02           100.3               5.44        54.3

FEV1           L 2.00    2.83      2.19       -2.11             70.8                3.19        58.9

FEV1/FVC  % 57         80        69       -3.08             70.7                  59          2.9     

Does anyone know how to read these results? Is 59 the post bronchodilator results?

If it rates 30% I might file a claim, if less, I'm not sure if I'll claim it.

 

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