Bronchiectasis an independent risk factor for heart disease

The risk of heart disease and stroke are higher among people with bronchiectasis compared with the general population, research shows. The study using UK primary care data found pre-existing coronary heart disease (CHD) (OR 1.33, 95% CI 1.25 to 1.41) and stroke (OR 1.92, 95% CI 1.85 to 2.01) were higher in people with bronchiectasis ...

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