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How are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and left-sided heart failure linked?

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Left-sided heart failure is most often caused by high blood pressure or coronary artery disease. It’s not directly related to COPD. But the two conditions may influence each other.

For example, low oxygen in the blood from COPD may put extra strain on your heart, which worsens left-sided heart failure. And too much fluid in your lungs from heart failure can make breathing even harder if you have COPD.

SOURCES:

Libby, P. W.B. Saunders, 2007. Braunwald's Heart Disease 8th Edition,

Mason, R. , 5th edition, Saunders, 2010. Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Libby, P. W.B. Saunders, 2007. Braunwald's Heart Disease 8th Edition,

Mason, R. , 5th edition, Saunders, 2010. Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

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