Increased hypoxemia in patients with COPD and pulmonary hypertension undergoing bronchoscopy with biopsy

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) are considered to be at risk for complications associated with flexible bronchoscopy (FB), but data concerning the degree of PH are often lacking. We investigated whether COPD patients with PH who undergo bronchoscopy are at greater risk for complications. METHODS This prospective study… (More)
DOI: 10.2147/COPD.S88946

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