Published in Cardiovascular Business Week, October 7th, 2008
COPD is the fourth leading cause of chronic illness and death in the United States, and is projected to rank fifth in 2020 in burden of disease worldwide. Inhaled anticholinergic agents (including ipratropium bromide or tiotropium bromide) are widely used in patients with COPD, but their effect on the risk of cardiovascular outcomes...
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