Pulmonary artery enlargement and mortality risk in moderate to severe COPD: results from COPDGene

Eur Respir J. 2020 Feb 12;55(2):1901812. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01812-2019. Print 2020 Feb.

Abstract

Pulmonary artery enlargement on chest CT imaging is independently associated with all-cause mortality in moderate-severe COPD, after adjustment for other known risk factors for COPD mortality and cardiovascular disease.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Pulmonary Artery*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive* / genetics
  • Severity of Illness Index