Impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on long-term outcome of patients hospitalized for heart failure.

@article{Ruinaru2008ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on long-term outcome of patients hospitalized for heart failure.},
  author={Dan Ruşinaru and Imen Saaidi and Stephanie Godard and Ha{\"i}fa Mahjoub and Caroline Battle and Christophe M. Tribouilloy},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={
          353-8
        }
}
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a frequently neglected co-morbidity in patients with heart failure (HF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of COPD in patients hospitalized for HF. Consecutive patients (n=799) admitted for a first episode of HF in all healthcare establishments of the Somme department (France) during 2000 were prospectively enrolled. Baseline characteristics and long-term prognosis were compared according to COPD status. COPD was… CONTINUE READING
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