ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC FINDINGS IN CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) PATIENTS

Authors

  • Fazli Maula Pulmonology Department, Bannu Medical College Bannu, KPK.
  • M Nadeem khan Pulmonology Department, Bannu Medical College Bannu, KPK.
  • Muhammad Adil Pulmonology Department, Bannu Medical College Bannu, KPK.
  • Javed Ullah Pulmonology Department, Bannu Medical College Bannu, KPK.
  • Abdul Rauf Pulmonology Department, Bannu Medical College Bannu, KPK.
  • Sami ullah Pulmonology Department, Bannu Medical College Bannu, KPK.

Keywords:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Echocardiography, pulmonary arterial hypertension, Corpulmonale

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To highlight the echocardiographic findings in all types of COPD patients.METHODOLOGY: This prospective study was conducted in pulmonology and cardiology departments of Khalifa Gulnawaz Teaching Hospital Bannu from 1st June 2012 to 15th December 2012. This study included 52 clinically stable COPD male and female patients. This was a prospective descriptive study using non probability convenient sampling technique. Results were analyzed by SPSS version 17.RESULTS: A total of 52 patients were included in the study. The age range was 40-100 years. The mean age was 60.18 years with Std deviation ±11.677 years. There were 61.5% male and 38.5% females in the study. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was present in 65.4% patients with sub classification of mild PAH 10 (29.4%), moderate PAH 15(44.1%) and severe PAH 9(26.4%).Corpulmonale was found in 17 (32.7%) patients .Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) was recorded in 34 patients. All female patients had PAH.CONCLUSION: This study shows high prevalence of COPD in this area with high frequency of female patients and also all females developed PAH. This issue needs more research whether this is due to domestic smoke or some other factors like snuff addiction in females.

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2015-05-24

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Maula, F., khan, M. N., Adil, M., Ullah, J., Rauf, A., & ullah, S. (2015). ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC FINDINGS IN CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) PATIENTS. Pakistan Journal of Chest Medicine, 19(1). Retrieved from https://www.pjcm.net/index.php/pjcm/article/view/48

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