ECG and Echocardiographic findings in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Antony Benedict Babu, B (2007) ECG and Echocardiographic findings in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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COPD is a major and increasing health problem which is predicted to become the third commonest cause of death and fifth commonest cause of disability in the world by the year 2020. Despite its enormous global importance, there has been relatively little research into COPD and it is the most under-funded disease in relation to the global burden of diseases. This study was carried out to see the ECG and Echocardiographic signs in COPD. It was conducted in 50 cases of COPD diagnosed clinically and confirmed by Spirometry. It is an observational study and the relevant information was obtained in a predesigned proforma using interview technique. All the necessary investigations was done and ECG was done in all cases. 2 D and Doppler Echocardiography was done in cases showing ECG evidence of right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH). The results were carefully documented. ECG evidence of RVH was found in 28 cases, out of which 21 cases was confirmed using echocardiography. Thus, raised pulmonary artery pressure was found in 75 % of cases showing ECG evidence of Right Ventricular Hypertrophy.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ECG ; Echocardiographic findings ; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 03:30
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2018 15:38

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