First Cardio-Vascular Publication from OPCRD

First Cardio-Vascular Publication from OPCRD

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Brian Lipworth, Derek Skinner, Graham Devereux, Victoria Thomas, Joanna Ling Zhi Jie, Jessica Martin, Victoria Carter, David B Price

The first Cardio-vascular publication using data from OPCRD has just been published in ‘Heart’. The objective of the paper was to look at whether β-blockers are under used for patients with COPD suffering with heart failure.

In total it was found that only 22% of patients with Heart Failure and COPD were taking β-blockers and either ACEI/ARB, while that number was 41% if the patient only had Heart Failure.

This data indicated a substantial unmet need for patients with COPD who should be prescribed β-blockers more often for concomitant Heart Failure.

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