Welcome to the Dyspnea Lab!

If you are interested in Dyspnea Research, please save the dates for this event:

International Dyspnea Symposium 2013
Find the new official ATS statement on Dyspnea here.

We have established the Dyspnea Center to address three goals:
1. To provide care for patients with shortness of breath in difficult cases.
2. To conduct research.
3. To provide information and training for caregivers and patients.


What is Dyspnea and Why Do We Need to Study It?



(Robert B. Banzett PI)

Our laboratory is working to discover the basic neural mechanisms that underlie the symptom of dyspnea (shortness of breath, breathlessness). We use methods from respiratory physiology, psychology, and neuroscience. Our current work includes exploring the effect of aerosolized furosemide (Lasix) on air hunger.


Presently, we are recruiting for this study of aerosol treatment in healthy subjects. If you are interested in participating, please click here!


(Please note: We are a research lab and are not equipped to deal with individual medical problems. Guidance on how to get help can be found here.