Impaired left ventricular filling in COPD and emphysema: Is it the heart or the lungs?: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis COPD study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left

abstract

  • Pulmonary vein dimensions were reduced in COPD and emphysema. These findings support a mechanism of upstream pulmonary causes of underfilling of the LV in COPD and in patients with emphysema on CT scan.

publication date

  • October 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3787914

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.13-0183

PubMed ID

  • 23764937

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1143

end page

  • 51

volume

  • 144

number

  • 4