We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
Simple spirometry is a test to study lung function, which lets us know the amount of air patients can move and how well they do it.
This test is done using a device called a spirometer. The patient must be sat upright with their legs uncrossed. Then, clamps are placed on the nose and the patient is asked to insert a nozzle into their mouth. Once ready, the patient must fill their lungs by breathing in as deeply as they can. The care worker then asks the patient to blow as hard as they can, not stopping until their lungs are empty. The blowing stops when the healthcare professional in charge tells the patient to stop.
Next, the patient is asked to breathe in quickly as hard as they can in order to record their inhalation data.
This can be repeated until three correct readings are taken. Normally the test lasts 10 minutes.
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