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A Comparative Study Of Pre And Post Treatment Echocardiographic Findings In Acute Exacerbation Of Copd Patients

Tahir Ashraf Kar, Syed Mudasir Qadri, Umar Hafiz Khan, Imran Hafeez, Anjum Afshan, Aamir Shafi

Abstract :

COPD is currently the 4th leading cause of death in the world and is projected to increase in coming years and presents as serious global health problem all over the world. It is a preventable and treatable disease characterised by progressive airflow limitation. It has significant extra pulmonary effects amongst which cardiovascular involvement is most important. Pulmonary artery hypertension is common in COPD. This study was conducted to assess the changes in echocardiographic parameters in pre and post exacerbation of COPD. A total of 118 patients presenting as AECOPD were included in the study. A detailed clinical and laboratory evaluation was done along with echocardiography. These patients were followed up after 6 weeks for repeat echocardiography to assess the changes in echocardiographic parameters. Mean age of patients was 6811.12 years, most of which belonged to rural areas. Majority of our patients belonged to GOLD 3 (52.5%) and GOLD 2 (31.4%) and group C (44.9%) and group D (52.5%) categories. During AE, 20.7% patients had mild PAH, 45.9% had moderate PAH and 33.3% had severe PAH and on follow up 64% of patients had mild PAH, 31.55% had moderate PAH and only 4.5% had severe PAH with an overall notable reduction in mean RVSP on follow up (p

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PRE AND POST TREATMENT ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC FINDINGS IN ACUTE EXACERBATION OF COPD PATIENTS, Tahir Ashraf Kar, Syed Mudasir Qadri, Umar Hafiz Khan, Imran Hafeez, Anjum Afshan, Aamir Shafi, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE MEDICAL RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-9 | September-2022

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