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IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine

COPD severity and right heart status among patients attending a tertiary care hospital in Madurai, Tamilnadu

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Author Details : Premananth P*, Deiveegan C, Nagarajan N, Gnanasekaran R

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 239-244

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There has been rise in trend of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and threatening complications is a
health care challenge among all lung diseases.
Objective: To assess the severity among COPD patients and classify based on Spirometry findings among
those attending the resipatry medicine outpatient department in a tertiary care hospital, Madurai and to
assess the right heart status with Echocardiography among the same study participants.
Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out including 120 patients by convenience
sampling and all the study findings were entered in excel sheets.
Results: The study shows direct relation between the severity of the COPD and right heart status.

Keywords:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary, Disease, Spirometry, Pulmonary hypertension, Cor pulmonale, Echocardiography.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijirm.2019.055

How to cite : Premananth P, Deiveegan C, Nagarajan N, Gnanasekaran R, COPD severity and right heart status among patients attending a tertiary care hospital in Madurai, Tamilnadu. IP Indian J Immunol Respir Med 2019;4(4):239-244

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