Published: 13 November 2018
Author(s): Domenico Scrutinio, Pietro Guida, Andrea Passantino, Enrico Ammirati, Fabrizio Oliva, Rocco Lagioia, Rosa Raimondo, Mario Venezia, Maria Frigerio
Section: Original Article

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is among the most common comorbidities in patients hospitalized with heart failure and is generally associated with poor outcomes. However, the results of previous studies with regard to increased mortality and risk trajectories were not univocal. We sought to assess the prognostic impact of COPD in patients admitted for acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and investigate the association between use of β-blockers at discharge and mortality in patients with COPD.

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