Association between chronic heart failure and inhaled beta-2-adrenoceptor agonists.

  title={Association between chronic heart failure and inhaled beta-2-adrenoceptor agonists.},
  author={David H. Au and Edmunds M Udris and J. R. Curtis and Mary B. McDonell and Stephan D. Fihn},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={148 5},
BACKGROUND Recent reports suggest an association between beta-agonists and the risk of incident chronic heart failure (CHF). We sought to examine the association between inhaled beta-agonists and risk of incident and nonincident heart failure. METHODS We performed a nested case-control study within the Ambulatory Care Quality Improvement Project (ACQUIP). Case subjects were defined as having had a hospitalization with a primary discharge diagnosis of CHF. Controls were randomly selected from… CONTINUE READING

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