Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of coronary heart disease


 

 

A study, by Medical College, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China, conducted a meta-analysis of the literature reports on the risk of coronary heart disease in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated with coronary heart disease are a major public health problem, but it has not been widely accepted by the public or health professionals.

COPD patients have higher risk of coronary heart disease

The results of the literature searches revealed that the risk of coronary heart disease was 1.24 times as high in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients than in non-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.

The data imply that patients with chronic obstructive lung disease are more likely than non-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients to develop coronary heart disease.

COPD patients, according to Jia-Jie Wang, have a higher chance of getting CHD than non-COPD patients.

Source Dovepress

Received 3 August 2021

Accepted for publication 5 October 2021

Published 27 October 2021 Volume 2021:16 Pages 2939—2944

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S331505