Effects of right ventricular dysfunction on exercise capacity and quality of life and associations with serum NT-proBNP levels in COPD: an observational study

Ozdemirel T. S., Ulasli S., Yetis B., Karacaglar E., Bayraktar N., Ulubay G.

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.14, no.4, pp.370-377, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2014.4687
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.370-377
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Objective: During the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary hypertension (PH) and right ventricular (RV) failure may develop due to elevated afterload of the RV. In those patients, exercise capacity is reduced due to pulmonary and cardiac limitations. We investigated relationships between serum N-terminal of proB-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and RV functions with exercise capacity and quality of life in patients COPD.