Increased Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Case-Control Study

@inproceedings{Warnier2013IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Case-Control Study},
  author={Miriam Jacoba Warnier and Marieke Tabo Blom and Abdennasser Bardai and Jocelyn Berdowksi and Patrick C. Souverein and Arno Wilhelmus Hoes and Frans Hendrik Rutten and Anthonius de Boer and Rudolph Willem Koster and Marie L De Bruin and Han Liong Tan},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND We aimed to determine whether (1) patients with obstructive pulmonary disease (OPD) have an increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) due to ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT/VF), and (2) the SCA risk is mediated by cardiovascular risk-profile and/or respiratory drug use. METHODS A community-based case-control study was performed, with 1310 cases of SCA of the ARREST study and 5793 age, sex and SCA-date matched non-SCA controls from the PHARMO database. Only incident… CONTINUE READING
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