This animation describes the tests used to diagnose and evaluate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as well as the symptoms suggestive of COPD. The animation also describes pulse oximetry, acute exacerbations of COPD, and the importance of early diagnosis for better patient outcomes.
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Jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Prime Medic Inc., in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.