Volume : IV, Issue : XII, December - 2014

Retrospective Study of Frequency of Pulmonary Hypertension in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Dr. Gajanan Kurundkar, Dr. Himanshu Pophale

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OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a common complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which is associated with reduced survival1,2. This study was designed to investigate the frequency of PH in COPD patients. METHODOLOGY: This study was conducted in SKN Medical College & General Hospital, Pune from 1st FEB. 2014 to 15th OCT. 2014. This study included 34 clinically stable COPD male and female patients. This was a retrospective descriptive study. RESULTS: A total of 34 patients were included in the study. The age range was 40–86 years. The mean age was 63 years. There were 62% male and 38% females in the study. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) was present in 53% patients with sub classification of mild PH 23%, moderate PH 18% and severe PH 12%. CONCLUSION: This study shows high prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in clinically stable COPD in this area.

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DR. GAJANAN KURUNDKAR,DR. HIMANSHU POPHALE Retrospective Study of Frequency of Pulmonary Hypertension in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.4, Issue : 12 December 2014


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