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If your child has a lung condition, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic neonatal lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), a neuromuscular respiratory disorder or a sleep disorder, our pulmonary experts can help.
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is one of the few centers in the New York metropolitan area able to measure and monitor lung function in children of any age, including infants (using special equipment for those tiny patients).
Our laboratories are state of the art, offering facilities dedicated —and designed for —children and adolescents. For example, our exercise physiology laboratory is capable of non-invasive measurement of heart and lung function during progressive exercise. The exercise test is performed when the patient is either on a bicycle or treadmill. Pulmonary function tests are conducted before the exercise. During exercise, the heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygen levels are monitored and the air that is breathed in and out is measured. In some patients, especially those with lung disease, pulmonary functions are often repeated following the exercise test.
The pulmonary function laboratory non-invasively measures lung function. It can also measure the changes in lung function over time or with chronic therapy, or a child's immediate response to medications for asthma. This testing can provide critical information to the physicians.
We also see and evaluate patients at other centers in the tri-state area.