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ERS 2021 — Even modest impairment in lung function increases the risk for sudden cardiac death

Pavankumar Kamat   |   Conference Report   |   08 September 2021
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Takeaway

  • Middle-aged individuals with even modestly impaired lung function have an increased risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), regardless of their smoking history. 

Why this matters

  • Although impaired lung function is a known risk factor for future cardiac events, it is not clearly known if the degree of impairment differs...

          

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