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Title: Cardiovascular mechanisms of death in severe COPD exacerbation: time to think and act beyond guidelines.
Author: Fabbri, Leonardo M.
Beghé, Bianca
Agustí García-Navarro, Àlvar
Keywords: Malalties pulmonars obstructives cròniques
Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
Issue Date: 8-Jun-2011
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Abstract: Three important studies on acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (ECOPD)have been published in Thorax. Two of them, by Chang et al1(see page 764) and Hoiset et al2 (see page 775), show the importance of the cardiac biomarkers troponin T and NT-BNP (Nterminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide) as strong predictors of the increased risk of death of patients hospitalised because of ECOPD.1 2.....
It is part of: Thorax, 2011, vol. 66, num. 9, p. 745-747
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ISSN: 0040-6376
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