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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a common respiratory condition that presents in varying degrees of severity and can be complicated by further co-morbidities. Up to a third can also have pulmonary hypertension, which is an important risk factor associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality. The etiology of the pulmonary hypertension contributes. Correctly considering and identifying the type of pulmonary hypertension will influence management and outcome in patients with COPD. The article by Lepida et al on the contribution of left heart disease in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with pulmonary hypertension (PH) investigates and describes a 'real population' clinical prevalence of two known related conditions.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellenike kardiologike epitheorese
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A malformation of the heart in which the embryonic common PULMONARY VEIN was not incorporated into the LEFT ATRIUM leaving behind a perforated fibromuscular membrane bisecting the left atrium, a three-atrium heart. The opening between the two left atrium sections determines the degree of obstruction to pulmonary venous return, pulmonary venous and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
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A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the left HEART VENTRICLE. Its measurement is an important aspect of the clinical evaluation of patients with heart disease to determine the effects of the disease on cardiac performance.
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