Projects
Name
Correlation between the cardiovascular function and the different stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
University
Macedonia (MMSA) - St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje
Domain
Cardiology
Departement
University Clinic of Cardiology
Head
Prof. dr. Ljubica Georgievska Ismail
Tutor
Ass. dr. Sasha Kjaeva Anastasova
Languages
English, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
In Macedonia in the last couple of years, air pollution during the winter months has risen dramatically. This in turn led to an increased number of reported cases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease apart from other pulmonary dieseases which also escalated. Because this disease has gained attention, this project tries to find correlations between cardiological and vascular factors and the different stages of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This project interests to aqurie data which may lead to determining beggining or aiding in the diagnosis of this disease during routine check-ups.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of this project is to determine whether the severe stadium (stage 3) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) shows abnormalities in both electrocardiographic parameters (ECG) and blood levels of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP).
What techniques and methods are used?
During this project the patient will be examined using three different techniques. First, electrocardiography will be done to see any abnormalities in it. Next, the patients blood will be tested for levels of Atrial Natriuretic Peptide. The last teqchique will be ultrasound of the heart to detect any morphological changes and changes in the ejection fraction.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
During this project the patient will be examined using three different techniques. First, electrocardiography will be done to see any abnormalities in it. Next, the patients blood will be tested for levels of Atrial Natriuretic Peptide. The last teqchique will be ultrasound of the heart to detect any morphological changes and changes in the ejection fraction.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
During this project the patient will be examined using three different techniques. First, electrocardiography will be done to see any abnormalities in it. Next, the patients blood will be tested for levels of Atrial Natriuretic Peptide. The last teqchique will be ultrasound of the heart to detect any morphological changes and changes in the ejection fraction.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
During this project the patient will be examined using three different techniques. First, electrocardiography will be done to see any abnormalities in it. Next, the patients blood will be tested for levels of Atrial Natriuretic Peptide. The last teqchique will be ultrasound of the heart to detect any morphological changes and changes in the ejection fraction.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
Articles
- Morgan; A. D.; Zakeri; R.; & Quint; J. K. (2018). Defining the relationship between COPD and CVD: what are the implications for clinical practice? Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease; 12; 175346581775052. doi: 10.1177/1753465817750524
- André; S.; Conde; B.; Fragoso; E.; Boléo-Tomé; J.; Areias; V.; & Cardoso; J. (2019). COPD and Cardiovascular Disease. Pulmonology; 25(3); 168–176. doi: 10.1016/j.pulmoe.2018.09.006