International Medical Journal, Vol. 14., Iss. 2, 2008, P. 41−46.
CARDIOVASCULAR PATHOLOGY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASES
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Post−graduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Updated data about chronic obstructive diseases of the lungs and their association with cardiovascular pathology are featured. The opinions about the mechanisms of this association and possibilities to investigate it are analyzed. Pulmonary disorders are shown to promote death from nonpulmonary diseases. The possibility to predict cardiovascular diseases in patients with chronic obstructive lung diseases is substantiated.
Key words: chronic obstructive lung diseases, inflammation, cardiovascular diseases.