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Can congestive heart failure be mistaken for COPD ?

can congestive heart failure be mistaken for COPD ?
Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Hi mangala


COPD is basically a disease of the lung...lateron it involves multiple system

COPD may lead to right heart failure via an entity called cor pulmonale.

thanx for your query
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Suppose it's possible in early stages with laboured breathing and all but COPD doesn't usually represent with high fluid retention in the extremities, etc. nor poor liver and kidney function
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