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Betablokkere kan gavne patienter med KOL og hjertesygdom

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Daniel Bech Rasmussen1, Peter Lange2, 3 & Magnus Thorsten Jensen1 1) Medicinsk Afdeling, Holbæk Sygehus 2) Afdeling for Social Medicin, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab, Københavns Universitet 3) Lungemedicinsk Sektion, Hvidovre Hospital Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V02150184
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Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V02150184
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Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart disease can benefit from beta-blocker treatment
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and coronary heart disease share smoking as the most important com­mon risk factor and there is a high prevalence of cardio­vascular disease among COPD patients. Although cardiose­lective beta-blockers are safe in treatment of COPD, they are often withheld in these patients. In observational studies, beta-blocker treatment is associated with significantly reduced mortality and reduced risk of exacerbations of COPD. This effect may be caused by the beneficial effect of beta-blockers on heart failure, tachycardia and upregulation of beta-receptors in the airways.
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