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Note: All hospitals have Emergency Rooms unless otherwise noted.
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Call 911 if you are on COPD medication and are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
  • Rapid increase in shortness of breath
  • Rapid increase in wheezing
  • Chest pain

COPD Diagnosis

The sooner COPD is diagnosed, the sooner your treatment can begin. While COPD can’t be cured, the symptoms can be managed so that you feel better and can participate more fully in everyday activities.

Tools and Tests

WellStar physicians use a wide spectrum of diagnostic tools and tests for assessment of patients who may have COPD, including:

  • Chest X-ray
  • Spirometry
  • Lung volume tests
  • Lung compliance tests
  • Arterial blood gas testing
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Cardiopulmonary stress tests
  • Mucus culture