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COPD increases risk for sudden cardiac death

May 4, 2015

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with increased risk for sudden cardiac death, especially in those with frequent exacerbations 5 years after diagnosis, according to new data from the Rotterdam study.

According to the study background, previous research identified a link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and CVD, as well as a link between COPD and sudden cardiac death in specific patient groups, but the link between COPD and sudden cardiac death in the general population was unknown.

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