In a patient with COPD, How should we evaluate whether the patient is stable?

In a patient with COPD, How should we evaluate whether the patient is stable?

In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the evaluation in a patient with COPD. He says that in every patient of asthma or COPD, they are made to walk for 6 minutes and measure the distance travelled during these 6 minutes. The baseline SPO2 levels are checked along with before and after walking. If the SPO2 levels falls more than 4%, then he is not stable.

Dr. KK Aggarwal

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus

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