Loss of Airway Blood Vessels Is Associated with Risk of Death in Smokers Without COPD

Newswise imageIn a new study, CT-measured vascular pruning – the diminution of distal pulmonary blood vessels (vessels on the outer edges of the lungs) – was associated with increased risk of death in smokers without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/674590/?sc=c125

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