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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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COPD increases sudden cardiac death risk

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with approximately 30% increase in the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to a Dutch study that enrolled 13,471 people aged at least 45 years.

The latest treatments for COPD

It is vital to understand the wide variety of COPD therapies available in order to help patients find the one which will help them to best manage their condition, explains Darush Attar-Zadeh.

COPD: Discussing end-of-life care

The case of a patient with a terminal prognosis offers useful learnings on broaching end-of-life care. Mr R was a 70-year-old man with pulmonary fibrosis and COPD. He was an ex-smoker with a history of ischaemic heart disease.

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