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Comparison of the size of the arterial vascular bed to the right ventricular mass in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  158301     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hearts from patients dying with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were examined for right ventricular mass and coronary arterial vascular bed size. Normal hearts obtained from patients dying of other causes were also examined for comparison. The relationship between the size of the vascular bed and ventricular mass was examined and a definite but low correlation was found. Severe obstructive coronary artery disease was excluded, and chronic hypoxemia did not alter the results. The arterial vascular bed supplying the right ventricle of male patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease appears to undergo a compensatory increase in size as the ventricular mass enlarges, but this is highly variable and incomplete.
Authors:
M L Murphy; W Lynch
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1979 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-29     Completed Date:  1979-11-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anoxia / complications
Blood Gas Analysis
Cardiomegaly / complications
Coronary Disease / complications*
Coronary Vessels / physiopathology*
Forced Expiratory Volume
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
Humans
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / complications*
Male
Maximal Midexpiratory Flow Rate
Middle Aged

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