SESSION TITLE: COPD I
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Smoking is the most important risk factor involved in pathogenesis of COPD. Quantification of the risk due to smoking has done in form of pack year. Due to abnormal distribution of ventilation, and ventilation-perfusion mismatch patients with COPD have tendency to retain CO2. In our study we tried to find correlation between increase quantity of risk factor (pack years) with arterial blood gas Pco2 levels in stable COPD patients.