COPD: Explaining Emphysema

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In this educational web lecture from Med Cram shared in January, Dr. Roger Seheult takes us through the common chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) emphysema, describing the symptoms of the disease and the diagnostic procedure for patients.

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Seheult explains that COPD is the third most common cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer, and costs the U.S. $50 billion per year. He shares how emphysema attacks the lungs and how difficult it can become to expel air out of the lungs as the obstruction continues, making the lungs enlarge as they become filled with trapped air.

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