Effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on coronary atherosclerosis

  title={Effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on coronary atherosclerosis},
  author={Ramazan Topsakal and Nihat Kalay and Ibrahim Ozdoğru and Yakup Cetinkaya and Sema F Oymak and Mehmet Gux0308ngox0308r Kaya and Ali Dogan and Mehmet Tuğrul Inanç and Ali Murat Ergin},
  journal={Heart and Vessels},
The chronic systemic inflammation and oxidative stress are important features in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Atherosclerosis is accepted as an inflammatory disease. Both local and systemic inflammation and oxidative stress negatively affect the atherosclerotic process. Metabolic alterations, systemic inflammation, and neurohormonal activation frequently occur in patients with COPD. However, the impact of COPD on intensity and severity of atherosclerosis and morphology of… CONTINUE READING


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