Anticholinergics increase risk of cardiovascular death

Inhaled anticholinergics – such as ipratropium or tiotropium bromide – are commonly prescribed to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).¬† A previous analysis of 19 short-term placebo-controlled trials had suggested a possible increased risk of stroke with inhaled tiotropium, therefore Singh et al. performed a meta-analysis of 17 trials enrolling 14783 patients in order […]

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