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Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) at a Tertiary Care Hospital
Saudi Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive. Additionally, exacerbations and co-existing morbidities contribute to the overall severity in the individual patient [1, 3]. Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises the risk for heart disease and other health problems such as, diabetes and stroke. It is present in almost 57% of COPD patients . This is a prospective observational studydoi:10.36348/sjmps.2022.v08i06.007 fatcat:nounds5cmbbhthdioclenrcu5u