Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure

Heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are both common causes of breathlessness and often conspire to confound accurate diagnosis and optimal therapy. Risk factors (such as aging, smoking, and obesity) and clinical presentation (eg, cough and breathlessness on exertion) can be very similar, but the treatment and prognostic implications are very different. This review discusses the diagnostic challenges in individuals with exertional dyspnea. Also highlighted are the prevalence, clinical relevance, and therapeutic implications of a concurrent diagnosis of COPD and HF.
Source: Heart Failure Clinics - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Commentary to Accompany Source Type: research
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Source: Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Articles Source Type: research
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