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The Role of Cardioselective Beta Blockers in Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test and Echocardiography in COPD Patients

Physicians are still reluctant to use β-blockers in COPD patients as it is a contraindication. Previous studies evaluating pulmonary function test showed that β-blockers could be used in patients with COPD. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of cardioselective β-blockers on cardiopulmonary capacity during exercise. A novel test, CPET, is used in our study.


Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of cardioselective β-blockers in echocardiography and cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) in COPD patients.

12 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 12 Aug, 2016


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