Komorbiditäten bei Herzinsuffizienz - Die chronisch obstruktive Lungenerkrankung

Translated title of the contribution: Comorbidity in heart failure - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Gülmisal Güder*, Susanne Brenner, Frans H. Rutten, Stefan Störk

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Both heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are found amongst the most frequent reasons for hospitalisation and death in the elderly. Cardinal symptoms of COPD are dyspnea, cough and secretion. These symptoms may also occur in heart failure; therefore under-estimation of COPD in heart failure may be expected. On the other hand, since heart failure may also be associated with an obstructive pattern in lung function testing, COPD might be overdiagnosed in heart failure. This review describes special issues, commonalities and disparities in patients with coincident COPD and heart failure and provides a practical approach how to handle the problem in daily routine.

Translated title of the contributionComorbidity in heart failure - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)504-508
Number of pages5
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • betablocker
  • bronchodilators
  • COPD
  • degrees of severity
  • diagnosis
  • Heart Failure


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