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Abstract         Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most common medical problem in India. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the echocardiography based cardiac function in COPD patients (200) of C.U. Shah Medical College and Hospital during 05th August 2012 to 12th September 2013. 126 cases (63%) of the COPD patients were in age group 60-75 years, 34 cases (17.0%) in 45-59 years of age and 40 cases (20%) in the 76-90 years age groups. Of the total patients (200), significant number of patients 45 cases had poor LVEF (22.5%). 86 patients (43%) showed features of chronic corpulmonale followed by valvular heart disease in 74 cases 37%), diastolic dysfunction in 72 cases (36%) and left ventricular hypertrophy in 25 (12.5%). Mild pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) was detected in 102 patients (51%), followed by moderate PAH in 41 patients (20.5%), Severe PAH in 18 patients (9%) Tran thoracic echocardiography was found to be very useful to identify various concomitant cardiac abnormalities demanding special treatment consideration in managing clinically COPD like patients.
Key Word: COPD, Chronic corpulmonale, echocardiography, DCM, PAH.



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