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Use CT to look for severe cardiac disease in patients with acute exacerbations of COPD: study

More than 40% of patients with acute exacerbations of COPD also have severe undiagnosed cardiac disease that is potentially detectable by CT imaging, an Australian study has shown. Researchers at Monash Lung and Sleep found severe coronary artery disease (CAD) in about one-third of 148 patients hospitalised for acute exacerbations of COPD. Using dynamic cardiopulmonary ...

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