Asthma, beta-agonists, and development of congestive heart failure: results of the ABCHF study.

@article{Sengstock2002AsthmaBA,
  title={Asthma, beta-agonists, and development of congestive heart failure: results of the ABCHF study.},
  author={David Sengstock and Omar S Obeidat and Venkat R Pasnoori and Pradeep Mehra and Keisha R. Sandberg and Peter A. McCullough},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={232-8}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies demonstrated an association between asthma and idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM), raising concerns regarding chronic beta-agonist inhaler use. The purpose of this investigation was to replicate that association. METHODS AND RESULTS We identified 67 patients with IDCM and 130 controls with predominately ischemic cardiomyopathy. Patients were administered a structured, detailed phone survey by blinded interviewers, and had chart abstractions performed. We had… CONTINUE READING

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