Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the risk of stroke: a systematic review protocol

Abstract

RATIONALE Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction. The role of COPD in cerebrovascular disease is, however, less certain. Although earlier studies have suggested that the risk for stroke is also increased in COPD, more recent investigations have generated… (More)
DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201611-932SR

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