COPD Complication

COPD Complication - common complications in advanced COPD....

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Complications Respiratory insufficiency and failure are major life threatening complications of COPD. Acute bronchitis, pneumonia, pulmonary thromboembolism, and concomitant left ventricular failure may worsen COPD. Chronic respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, and cor pulmonale are
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Unformatted text preview: common complications in advanced COPD. A small fraction of patients with emphysema may suffer from spontaneous pneumothorax. Chronic bronchitis may lead to hemoptysis....
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2009 for the course NUR 4355 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Spring '09 term at FIU.

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