Shortness of breath can be measured – pulmonary exercise testing

When a patient often suffers from shortness of breath, general practitioners, internists and even pneumologists are not always able to find the cause directly – since many factors control how patients themselves perceive shortness of breath. Pulmonary exercise testing and blood gas analyses refine diagnosis and provide more clues about the causes. At MEDICA 2014, three lung specialists explained how shortness of breath can be measured.