Possible protection by inhaled budesonide against ischaemic cardiac events in mild COPD.

@article{Lfdahl2007PossiblePB,
  title={Possible protection by inhaled budesonide against ischaemic cardiac events in mild COPD.},
  author={C. G. L{\"o}fdahl and Dirkje S Postma and Neil B. Pride and Jacob Boe and Anders Thor{\'e}n},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={1115-9}
}
Epidemiological studies have indicated that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be associated with an increased incidence of ischaemic cardiac events. The current authors performed a post hoc analysis of the European Respiratory Society's study on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (EUROSCOP); a 3-yr, placebo-controlled study of an inhaled corticosteroid budesonide 800 microg.day(-1) in smokers (mean age 52 yrs) with mild COPD. The current study evaluates whether long-term… CONTINUE READING