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approx how long

readings from spirometry test
fev predicted 2.79 observed 0.95 percent 34
fvc                 3.63                 2.40              66
ratio                                                            39
spo2                                                           93
this reading was given for my husband, I know he has deteriated, does anyone know from these readings how long
he might live,


This discussion is related to what are the last stages and be specific please?.
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Understand your predicament.
The normal spirometry values are FVC-80-120% and FEV-80-120%. Also, FEV1/FVC ratio, is a calculated ratio used in the diagnosis of obstructive and restrictive diseases. A diagnosis of COPD is made when the FEV1/FVC ratio is less than 70%.  

Though his spirometry values are below normal, his oxygen saturation is otherwise good. So, please don't worry.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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