Cardiac disease in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Abstract

The cardiac manifestations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are numerous. Impairments of right ventricular dysfunction and pulmonary vascular disease are well known to complicate the clinical course of COPD and correlate inversely with survival. The pathogenesis of pulmonary vascular disease in COPD is likely multifactorial and related to… (More)
DOI: 10.1513/pats.200708-142ET

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