Chronic heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Through shared risk factors and pathophysiological mechanisms, CHF and COPD frequently coexist. The concurrent disease has important therapeutic implications and independently predicts worsened mortality, impaired functional status, and health service use. However, assessment of the comorbidity varies widely according to the population studied, diagnostic criteria and measurement tools applied. Both syndromes have been studied extensively but largely separately, mostly in the domain of the pulmonologist for COPD and in the domain of the cardiologist for CHF.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||Italian survey on prevalence and disease management of chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease comorbidity in ambulatory patients. SUSPIRIUM study rationale and design|
|Rivista:||MONALDI ARCHIVES FOR CHEST DISEASE|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.4081/monaldi.2014.40|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||25508790|
|Parole Chiave:||Chronic Disease; Comorbidity; Health Care Surveys; Heart Failure; Humans; Italy; Patient Selection; Peptides; Prevalence; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su Rivista|