A recent study has revealed that a rapids decline in lung function is associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease. The type of heart disease that is increased is heart failure
A rapid decline in forced expiratory volume is associated with a diagnosis of heart failure.
If you are or were a smoker have a pulmonary function test to determine your lung capacity. It is a non invasive test which can give your health care practitioner information about your lung status.
This was observed over a three year period