Left Ventricular Function in COPD

  • J. L. Teboul
  • A. Mercat
  • C. Richard
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1995)


The relationships between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction have been the subject of debate for several decades. Improved techniques to assess LV function have recently clarified this subject [1]. In the absence of an associated cause of left cardiopathy, the left ventricle of a COPD patient must be considered as normal [1].


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Right Ventricular Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Acute Exacerbation Pulmonary Artery Occlusion Pressure 
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