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Beta-blocker therapy of cardiovascular diseases in patients with bronchial asthma or COPD: the pro viewpoint.

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Extensive randomised clinical trial data support the view that beta-blockers have a significant impact on the prognosis of patients with cardiovascular disease, especially those with coronary artery disease and chronic heart failure. Unfortunately, this essential treatment is often withheld from patients with asthma and from some patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The principal concern, a concern supported by a number of guidelines, is that beta-blockers may precipita...

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10.1016/j.pcrj.2005.06.005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Cardiovascular Medicine, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
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Journal:
Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group
Volume:
14
Issue:
5
Pages:
236-241
Publication date:
2005-10-05
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EISSN:
1475-1534
ISSN:
1471-4418
URN:
uuid:0307e8b9-1314-44e0-9488-addade661549
Source identifiers:
164566
Local pid:
pubs:164566

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