Betablokkere kan gavne patienter med KOL og hjertesygdom

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and coronary heart disease share smoking as the most important common risk factor and there is a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease among COPD patients. Although cardioselective beta-blockers are safe in treatment of COPD, they are often withheld in these patients. In observational studies, beta-blocker treatment is associated with significantly reduced mortality and reduced risk of exacerbations of COPD. This effect may be caused by the beneficial effect of beta-blockers on heart failure, tachycardia and upregulation of beta-receptors in the airways.

Original languageDanish
Article numberV02150184
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)555-559
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2016

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