Impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on post-myocardial infarction outcomes.

@article{Salisbury2007ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on post-myocardial infarction outcomes.},
  author={Adam C Salisbury and Kimberly J. Reid and John A Spertus},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 5},
  pages={
          636-41
        }
}
Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common in patients with myocardial infarction (MI), its association with long-term mortality after MI is controversial and little is known about its influence on patients' health status (symptoms, function, and quality of life). We prospectively enrolled 2,481 patients presenting with MI at 19 United States centers to examine the relations between COPD and patients' long-term mortality, rehospitalization rates, and health status after MI… CONTINUE READING
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