Coexisting COPD and ASCVD Can Be Mutually Harmful

The good news is that treating one disease may improve the other.


Your heart and lungs work as a team to oxygenate your blood and send it out throughout your body. So, when the function of either organ is compromised, the other organ is affected. This can spell trouble for someone who has both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).

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