[Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease: role of the systemic inflammation].

@article{Rossi2011ChronicOP,
  title={[Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease: role of the systemic inflammation].},
  author={Francesca Flavia Rossi and Claudio Pedone and Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi},
  journal={Recenti progressi in medicina},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={109-13}
}
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the only chronic disease whose prevalence is increasing. It is the third cause of death wordwide, and it is projected to became the third in about ten years. COPD is strongly associated with cardiovascular diseases: this association is in part explained by risk factors in common (especially smoking), but in… CONTINUE READING