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Relationship between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and subclinical coronary artery disease in long-term smokers

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Cardiovascular conditions are reported to be the most frequent cause of death in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it remains unsettled whether severity of COPD per se is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the presence and severity of COPD and the amount of coronary artery calcium deposit, an indicator of CAD and cardiac risk, in a large population of current and former long-term smokers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean heart journal cardiovascular Imaging
Volume14
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1159-66
Number of pages8
ISSN1525-2167
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Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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