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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the Risk of Stroke

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the Risk of Stroke

Within the prospective population-based Rotterdam Study, 13,115 participants were followed without history of stroke for occurrence of stroke.

Higher risk of both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in subjects with COPD and revealed the importance of smoking as a shared risk factor.

This was published in the AJRCCM journal

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