Ischemic heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: prevalence among hospitalized patients
The article presents the results of studying the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among in- patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD). 2046 case histories of cardiology in-patients were retrospectively analyzed. 188 patients (11,4%) with IHD aged 64,9±0,8 were found to have concomitant COPD, 73,9% of them were men (average age 62,8±0,9 years) and 26,1% were women (mean age 70,8±1,2 years). The majority of patients in this group were elderly persons - 71 (37,7%), 66 (35,1%) were patients of mature age, 47 (25%) were patients of old age and 4 (2,2%) were persons of middle age. In all age groups most of the patients were men but the number of women increased in older age groups. Distribution of the patients by clinical forms of IHD and groups of COPD were also analyzed, and the presence of concomitant pathology was evaluated.