Coronary artery calcification is increased in patients with COPD and associated with increased morbidity and mortality

Michelle C Williams, John T Murchison, Lisa D Edwards, Alvar Agustí, Per Bakke, Peter M A Calverley, Bartolome Celli, Harvey O Coxson, Courtney Crim, David A Lomas, Bruce E Miller, Steve Rennard, Edwin K Silverman, Ruth Tal-Singer, Jørgen Vestbo, Emiel Wouters, Julie C Yates, Edwin J R van Beek, David E Newby, William Macneefor the Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate Endpoints (ECLIPSE) investigators

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Abstract

Coronary artery calcification is pathognomonic of coronary artery disease (CAD). Whether CAD in patients with COPD is linked to lung function, functional capacity and/or clinically relevant outcomes is unknown. The objective was to assess the association between CAD and disease severity, functional capacity and outcomes in patients with COPD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-723
Number of pages6
JournalThorax
Volume69
Issue number8
Early online date28 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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