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The Aging Lung: Aging and Shortness of Breath

Matthew Nobari, MD

The effects of aging on the lungs are important both physiologically and anatomically. A number of conditions may lead to increased shortness of breath (SOB) as we grow older, including heart failure, reduction of oxygen, positional changes in the lungs, an insult to the cardiac system, and chest-wall stiffness causing restriction of the lungs. Disorders such as scoliosis and kyphosis can also impact the lungs, causing SOB. This lecture will discuss these complications.

Instructor: Matthew Nobari graduated from Indiana University medical school, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine followed by a fellowship in pulmonary medicine. He also spent one year at the University of Chicago in the Anesthesiology and Critical Care program. His medical interests include treating patients with COPD, asthma, chronic cough, SOB, and other advanced lung diseases such as interstitial lung disease, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, and lung cancer.

Coordinator: Steve Wyte

Course Number: OSHR-70157   Credit: 0 units


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