Role of CA-125 in Identification of Right Ventricular Failure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Yilmaz M. B. , Zorlu A., DOĞAN Ö. T. , KARAHAN O., Tandogan I., AKKURT İ.

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, cilt.34, sa.4, ss.244-248, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/clc.20868
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.244-248


Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive and debilitating disease. Cor pulmonale, characterized by right ventricular (RV) failure, can severely influence prognosis in these patients. Hence, early recognition might be important for tailoring therapy. An old biomarker, CA-125, seems to be associated with the right heart. We aimed to show the relationship between CA-125 levels and RV failure in patients with COPD.