AUTOR(A): Andrew L. Banyai
TAMAÑO DEL ARCHIVO: 10,71 MB
NOMBRE DEL ARCHIVO: Advances In Cardiopulmonary Diseases Volumen I.pdf
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by persistent airflow limitation and extrapulmonary comorbidities, which contribute to the overall severity. Some risk factors, with tobacco smoking as the most serious one, lead to a chronic, systemic inflammation that plays the main role in the pathogenesis of COPD and comorbidities, including cardiovascular diseases (CVD).