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COPD raises risk of sudden cardiac death
COPD raises risk of sudden cardiac death (May 1, 2015 - Insidermedicine)
From the Netherlands - Research published in the European Heart Journal finds that COPD raises risk of sudden cardiac death. Researchers studied over 15,000 people over the age of 45. They found that COPD patients were at 34% increased of sudden cardiac death when compared to people of the same age and sex without the disease. Risk of SCD increases nearly twofold for these patients five years after their diagnosis.
 
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