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I went to my go because I was having heart palpitations, chest pains and because I feel like I can't take a deep breath (occasionally, but daily.) The doctor did a chest xray (results were fine), ekg (results were fine), blood work (results were fine) and then a pft. The pft came back analyzed by the pulmonary specialist that I have mild copd. My fev1/fvc was 67%, they said normal was 75%. I have been an intermittent smoker for 20 years. I have never come close to smoking a pack a day. I will never put another cigarette to my lips again. I have had no cough and mild mucus production I actually thought I had a little bit of a sinus infection at first. I am not short of breath, 2 days ago I walked/ran on a treadmill for 60 minutes and did 41/2 miles. I am only 41 yrs old and not overweight at all. My doctor put me on advair and have me an additional rescue inhaler. She wants me to come back and do another pft test to make sure that the initial results are accurate. My questions are: is it possible the initial test was wrong? Also, if it was not wrong if I never smoke again and continue to excercise can I live a normal life?
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