Eli Hendel M.D.
A Medical Corporation

Other Conditions

The Other Pulmonary Conditions

 

Other pulmonary diseases that should be considered during a respiratory assessment include:

Infections, pneumonias, Tuberculosis, tumors benign and malignant, pulmonary fibrosis and scarring resulting from known causes and unknown cause, and Valley Fever.

One also has to consider pulmonary involvement in other conditions Including: heart disease, arthritic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and lupus.

All of these conditions require careful evaluation and management.

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Pre-operative clearance

Anyone who has any lung condition and is undergoing surgery that will require general anesthesia, may need a pre-operative clearance, requested by their surgeon, to assess the risk for respiratory complications following the surgery.