Fast Five Quiz: COPD Key Aspects

Zab Mosenifar, MD


April 02, 2020

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by reduced airflow. Patients typically have symptoms of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, but the classic triad also includes asthma. COPD symptoms include worsening breathlessness upon exertion, which eventually leads to breathlessness at rest.

The condition is associated with substantial mortality and morbidity. Worldwide, COPD accounts for more than 3 million deaths annually. In the United States alone, COPD and related conditions lead to more than 1 million emergency department visits each year.

COPD is recognized as often going undiagnosed and thus untreated. Do you know what to watch for in terms of patient presentation, as well as recommendations for diagnosis and management? Test your knowledge of this common, deadly condition with this quick quiz.


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