Essay about Case Study on Copd
Chari is a known patient with Chronic obstructive airway disease(COPD).He presented with …show more content…
Diagnostic testing can include lung function tests, such as a spirometry, which measures how much air you are able to move in and out of your lungs. This easy, painless, and noninvasive breathing test is often done regularly to monitor how well treatments are working. A chest X-ray and CT scan of the chest may be done, which can evaluate a number of factors, including the presence of other conditions that may occur with or exacerbate (worsen) COPD, such as pneumonia and congestive heart failure. An arterial blood gas test, is a sample of blood taken from an artery with a needle that measures many parameters of effective breathing, including the oxygen level in your blood.
5-year survival rate for Heart failure: About two-thirds of all patients die within 5 years of diagnosis. (wrongdiagnosis 2010)
According to asthmanz( 2010),COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in New Zealand after cancer, heart disease and stroke.It is ranked 2nd in men and 5th in women with regards to its health impact.COPD is an irreversible disease but is almost entirely preventable by avoiding exposure to tobacco smoke. Over 15% of all smokers are likely to become