Is inflammatory chronic obstructive pulmonary disease a coronary heart disease risk equivalent? A longitudinal analysis of the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988–1994

@inproceedings{Parker2014IsIC,
  title={Is inflammatory chronic obstructive pulmonary disease a coronary heart disease risk equivalent? A longitudinal analysis of the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988–1994},
  author={Donna R. Parker and Jonathan Jaoshin Liu and Mary B. Roberts and Charles B. Eaton},
  booktitle={BMC pulmonary medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that there is an association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and coronary heart disease (CHD). An important etiological link between COPD and CHD may be an underlying systemic inflammatory process. Given that COPD patients are at greater risk of cardiovascular mortality, understanding the burden of CHD on COPD patients could permit future risk attenuation. METHODS Longitudinal cohort analyses of the Third National Health and Nutrition… CONTINUE READING
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