Frequency of Stroke in Patients Presenting with ChronicObstructive Pulmonary Disease


  • Author- Sundus Rauf, Sami Ullah Mumtaz, Somia Iqtadar, Zafar Niaz, Mohsin Masud, Israr Ul Haque


Objective: To determine the frequency of stroke in patients presenting with COPD.


: This was a Cross sectional study conducted at North Medical Ward, Mayo Hospital, Lahore for Six months i.e. 28-7-2020 to 28-1-2021. Total 250 patients fulfilling the study criteria were enrolled. Then patients were evaluated by using spirometer and FEV1 and FVC were noted. Two groups were formed i.e. group I with COPD (FEV1/FVC<0.70) and group II without COPD. Then patients were asked for their medical record and history of stroke. If there was positive history of stoke, then it was noted.All this information was recorded on a predesigned proforma.


 : The mean age of the patients was 60.21±19.32 years. There were 188 (75.2%) males and 62 (24.8%) females in this study. There were 72 (28.8%) patients with COPD and 178 (71.2%) without COPD. In this study there were 44 (17.6%) patients who were having stroke and 206 (82.4%) had no stroke. There was significant association between Stroke and COPD (p-value:<0.001)


 : It was concluded that frequency of stroke among COPD patients was 36.1%. Age, Gender, BMI, Hypertension, Diabetes and smoking had a significant impact on stroke frequency among COPD patients. Keeping in mind these results stroke screening should be carried out periodically by the pulmonologist to reduce it risk.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Stroke, FEV1, FVC