Monday, May 9, 2011
Study will look for heart and lung disease links in patients (Wales)
"A pioneering research study will investigate the link between chronic lung conditions and life-threatening heart disease. The first research study of its kind aims to recruit and follow 500 people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from across Wales. The researchers hope to emulate the long-running Caerphilly study, which has followed about 3,000 men in South Wales for more than 30 years and increased the world's understanding about the lifestyle factors associated with heart disease. It is hoped the new research study - called Arcade - will establish whether there is a link between COPD and cardiovascular disease and it could lead to new, targeted therapies, which treat the lung disease and reduce the risk of heart problems"