[COPD: beyond the respiratory system].

Abstract

COPD is a respiratory disease associated with multiple extrapulmonary comorbidities: cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, depression and psychological disorders are the most prevalent. Comorbidities, especially ischemic heart disease, represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality in COPD patients. The putative link between COPD and comorbidities… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.lpm.2014.05.018

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