The prognostic role of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in ST-elevation myocardial infarction after primary angioplasty.


BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been reported as a common finding in patients with acute myocardial infarction but data on its prognostic role are still controversial. METHODS The present investigation was aimed at assessing the impact of COPD at short and long terms in 818 consecutive patients with ST-elevation myocardial… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1741826711428243