Applied Chest Imaging Laboratory

Lung Function Decline and Disease Risk from Young Adulthood to Middle Age

Grant support: NIH/NHLBI R01HL122477
PI: Kalhan, Ravi

Subcontract PI: Dr. George Washko

Project Information:

The major goals of this grant are to evaluate factors in young adults that predict incident COPD and/or restriction, to determine whether incident COPD and incident restriction are associated with distinct cardiac structural and functional changes, and to determine the lung structural and intrathoracic vascular changes associated with incident COPD and incident restriction.

People Involved:

Mónica Iturrioz Campo, Dr. Ravi Kalhan, Dr. Sadiya S Khan, Dr. Raúl San José Estépar, Dr. George R Washko


Kalhan R, Cuttica MJ, Colangelo LA, Shah SJ, Lima J, Kishi S, Arynchyn A, Jacobs DR, Thyagarajan B, Liu K, Lloyd-Jones D. Loss of Lung Health from Young Adulthood and Cardiac Phenotypes in Middle Age. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015;192(1):76-85. Abstract