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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Beta-Blockers May Help COPD Patients

This is very interesting.

Those who took a beta-blocker were 32% less likely to die during the study follow-up and 39% less likely to have worsening of COPD than those who didn't use the drugs.

I wonder how often a COPD exacerbation is actually started by an element of heart failure (which B-Blockers clearly help).

I look forward to a B-blocker vs placebo randomized trial


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