Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in COPD without any risk factor may have association with Myocardial Ischemia

The revelations of this work have a far stretched impact since it clarifies that COPD-LVDD (left ventricular diastolic dysfunction) association is not co-incidental but a marker of ongoing ischemia in myocardium. The outcome of the information may help thousands and millions of COPD patients to live possibly a longer life with better-quality.

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We have also proved that the treatment of the condition (LVDD) can actually improve the health status of COPD patients. (Letter to editor. Lung India, 2012; 29: 392).