Navigation Links
COPD, even when mild, limits heart function
Date:1/20/2010

A common lung condition, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) diminishes the heart's ability to pump effectively even when the disease has no or mild symptoms, according to research published in the Jan. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study is the first time researchers have shown strong links between heart function and mild COPD. The research was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.

Researchers have long known that severe cases of COPD have harmful effects on the heart, decreasing its ability to pump blood effectively. The new results suggest that these changes in the heart occur much earlier than previously believed, in mild cases and even before symptoms appear. One in five Americans over the age of 45 has COPD, but as many as half of them may not even be aware of it.

"This study shows that COPD, even in its mildest form, is associated with diminished heart function," said NHLBI Acting Director Susan B. Shurin, M.D. "We now have evidence that the presence of even mild COPD may have important health implications beyond the lungs."

COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is strongly associated with smoking. COPD often involves destruction of lung tissue, called emphysema, as well as narrowed airways, persistent cough, and mucus production, known as chronic obstructive bronchitis. These abnormalities impair the flow of air in the lungs and make breathing more difficult.

Although damage to the airways from COPD is not fully reversible, treatments can substantially improve a patient's daily life. "COPD is one of the big killers in the United States, yet it is unknown to many," said James P. Kiley, Ph.D., director of the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases. "Unfortunately, many people with COPD don't recognize common symptoms such as having shortness of breath while doing activities they used to be a
'/>"/>

Contact: NHLBI Communications Office
nhlbi_news@nhlbi.nih.gov
301-496-4236
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Over Half of Americans Favor Medical Malpractice Limits According to Poll - NYC Attorney Advises on Constitutional Right to Sue
2. Fast Eating Limits Gut Hormones That Induce Fullness
3. CMS Limits Proposed Medicare Cuts To Radiation Oncology
4. Circle K Aces High Golf Tournament - Furthering Life without Limits for People with Disabilities
5. GSK Limits Medical Education Funding to Independent Programs With Highest Impact on Patient Care
6. Employee Benefits Industry Organizes to Protect Flexible Spending Accounts From Elimination or Contribution Limits
7. OrthoDynamix LLC Launches ArthroSteer(TM): Reaching New Limits in Arthroscopy
8. Deaths, Injuries Increase With Higher Speed Limits
9. Drug Limits Stomach Trouble in Patients Taking Low-Dose Aspirin
10. Ironman Competitor with Diabetes Inspires Individuals with Diabetes to Live Without Limits
11. Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Drug-Injury Lawsuits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Padre Murphy's and Owner Tom Boyle in Glendale, AZ has ... (PPHA). The PPHA's passion for others' well-being and shared ... treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has propelled them into ... the valley. The most recent plans for an event will ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The ... Pro Bodybuilder Ben Pakulski to increase lean muscle by up ... This has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting ... shows that it is a step-by-step, scientific diet formula that ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Blue Cross and ... Minnesotans who exemplify what it means to “Live Fearless.” ... for people to share their stories about how they or ... simply inspired others by living in the moment. By telling ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York, New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... ( http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/ ) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District ... against C.R. Bard, Inc. in that proceeding’s first bellwether trial. ... defense request for a new trial after finding that C.R. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 A new white paper ... and person-centeredness in the long-term care environment as well ... the continuum. The paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness in ... and practices of the patient, resident and family experience ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3
... Aeon Bioscience,Inc. today announced the recent acquisition ... Inc. by SurModics, Inc., a major,development in ... stent,technology for the treatment of cardiovascular disease., ... collaborative enterprise between,Brookwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Targeted ...
... Gaps in ... and Mortality, AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 10 Tonight, the ... hundreds of breast cancer survivors,and activists at the Komen Community ... singer Kelly Willis, Senator Kirk,Watson (D-Austin), Representative Patrick Rose (D-Dripping ...
... fine spatial details, such as the raised dots used ... blind. With that in mind, a team of researchers ... through touch. Understanding this circuitry may lead to the ... the visually impaired. , The findings appear in the ...
... This afternoon Governor,Arnold Schwarzenegger held a ... session with the state legislature aimed at ... spokesperson from the,Employment Policies Institute issued the ... employers will not solve California,s,health care crisis," ...
... Sustainable Improvements in Water Quality and Nutrient ... ... DD ),today announced a pledge of $250,000 to The Nature Conservancy in ... excess nutrient runoff from agricultural fields. DuPont is a charter member ...
... Promising results in mice need to be repeated in ... -- Researchers say they,ve made new strides in harnessing ... by multiple sclerosis. , According to the U.S. team, ... to laboratory mice repaired myelin, the protective sheath that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Aeon Bioscience Continues Development of Drug Eluting Stents 2Health News:Aeon Bioscience Continues Development of Drug Eluting Stents 3Health News:Aeon Bioscience Continues Development of Drug Eluting Stents 4Health News:Texas Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Sen. Kirk Watson, Rep. Patrick Rose, Singer Kelly Willis, Breast Cancer Survivors and Activists Rally for Passage of Proposition 15 2Health News:Texas Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Sen. Kirk Watson, Rep. Patrick Rose, Singer Kelly Willis, Breast Cancer Survivors and Activists Rally for Passage of Proposition 15 3Health News:Scientists identify brain circuits used in sensation of touch 2Health News:Scientists identify brain circuits used in sensation of touch 3Health News:DuPont Pledges $250,000 to Nature Conservancy for Water Quality Initiative 2Health News:DuPont Pledges $250,000 to Nature Conservancy for Water Quality Initiative 3Health News:DuPont Pledges $250,000 to Nature Conservancy for Water Quality Initiative 4Health News:Antibody Helps Repair MS Nerve Damage 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  Now available for sale, The Armor1 ... that prevents ankle sprains by cushioning the ankle from ... securely around the outside of any shoe type and ... while still offering protection against sprains. With customers in ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015   Leatt Corporation  (OTCQB: ... protective equipment for all forms of sports, including extreme ... neck brace, announced today that the UISP Lega Motociclismo ... requires all riders to wear a neck brace during ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... and BOSTON , January 23, ... drug discovery and development company, is delighted to announce that ... been awarded to Miles Congreve (Vice President of ... and Malcolm Weir (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4
... The new online pharmacy was launched after the company ... there are not enough reliable and trustworthy places to shop ... experience the company has, launching a website that would offer ... matter of time and patience. The new drugstore is bound ...
... AdvaMed 2010 : The MedTech ... of free educational Executive Workshops focused on bringing products to ... risk and global harmonization. The workshops take place at the ... and include speakers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Online Pharmacy RxBuys.com is Launched by One of the Leading Pharmaceutical Companies, Rx Corp 2Medical Device Conference Opens October 18, 2010 With Free Executive Workshops; Full Conference Highlights Latest Industry Trends, Technology Innovations and Keynote Speeches by the U.S. FDA Commissioner, U.S. CMS Administrator, CBS Evening News Anc 2
Extremely fine straight....
Curved delicate 5 mm blades....
Micro dressing forceps....
... The Leica M520 OH3 is ... best optical performance available on ... and unique stand. The Leica ... has the greatest range of ...
Medicine Products: