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

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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.

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