NEW ORLEANS — In a subgroup analysis of the ASCENT-COPD trial, treatment with the long-acting antimuscarinic bronchodilator aclidinium bromide reduced the risk for new exacerbations compared with placebo in patients with moderate to very severe COPD and high cardiovascular risk, regardless of prior exacerbations.
Further, the data highlight equivalent safety in terms of major adverse CV events and mortality, Robert Wise, MD, FCCP, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told Healio Pulmonology.
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