Volume 14, no. 2
Pages 77-82

Objective: to estimate parameters of electrocardiography (ECG) and echocardiography (Echo-CG) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in combination with arterial hypertension (AH) and without it at diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH). Materials and methods: ECG, EchoCG and spirometry were performed for male patients with isolated COPD, with a combination of COPD+AG and practically healthy persons (n = 195). Findings: ECG examination of COPD patients showed signs of hypertrophy of the right ventricle (HRV) in 4.24 %, hypertrophy of the left ventricle (HLV) – 45.2 %, EchoCG – 17.6 % and 67.5 % respectively. The relative risk of formation of HRV in patients with COPD combined with the AG has appeared 2 times higher than in patients with isolated COPD. 40.2 % of COPD patients with arterial hypertension and without it were diagnosed with LH.

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