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Table 2 Distribution of patients with COPD by lung function.

From: Morbidity associated with systemic corticosteroid preparation for coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a case control study

  LV Dysfunction
FEV1 Mild LV dysfunction (LVEF>35%) Moderate to severe LV dysfunction (LVEF<34%)
  Diprospan group Placebo group Diprospan group Placebo group
50–70% 22 23 4 4
35–49% 2 2 1 1
< 34% 1 0 0 0
  1. The classification is according to the ATS guidelines [10].
  2. FEV1 = Forced expiratory volume at one second
  3. LV = Left ventricular
  4. LVEF = Left ventricular ejection fraction