Cardiovascular comorbidities in hospitalised COPD patients: a determinant of future risk?

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes mellitus and arterial hypertension increase the risk of death and hospitalisations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients [1]. COPD patients with CVD are at increased risk of COPD-related hospitalisations [2]. Arterial hypertension is one of the most prevalent comorbidities, influencing 40–60% of COPD… (More)
DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00237014

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