Prevalence and outcomes of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease in COPD.

  title={Prevalence and outcomes of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease in COPD.},
  author={David M Mannino and Deborah Thorn and Andrine R Swensen and Fernando C Holguin},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={32 4},
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with important chronic comorbid diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension. The present study analysed data from 20,296 subjects aged > or =45 yrs at baseline in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) and the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). The sample was stratified based on baseline lung function data, according to modified Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) criteria… CONTINUE READING
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