Category: COPD

Cardiac Arrhythmias in Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Obstructive Lung Disease

Xanthine derivatives and beta – agonists are commonly used together in the treatment of bronchial obstruction as their effects are additive. In addition to being potent bronchodilators, these drugs also have a variety of extrapulmonary effects including the potential to cause arrhythmias. Indeed, although this is not universally accepted, combination bron-chodilator therapy has been suggested as a possible cause of unexpected sudden death in asthma,…

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