Cardiovascular diseases common, more likely among adults with COPD

Cardiovascular disease appeared more frequently in adults with vs. without COPD, and they faced increased odds for having one or more of these diseases, according to data published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine.
“Patients with COPD have a higher prevalence of one or more [cardiovascular diseases] (including coronary heart disease, heart failure, heart attack and diabetes) compared with those without COPD,” Hong Chen, MD, of the department of respiratory and critical care medicine at Chengdu Second People’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “Our findings highlight the

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