Impaired left ventricular filling in COPD and emphysema: Is it the heart or the lungs?: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis COPD study
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
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.