Dr. David Sanderson explains how COPD is related to Cardiovascular Disease, but not directly related.
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Dr. David Sanderson: Probably not directly, but because smoking is such an important factor in development cardio vascular disease, as well as lung disease particularly COPD, they often coexist. I frequently make the -- somewhat but not untrue observation that the lung is the most vital organ in our bodies, and the cardiologist will say that is the heart, that the neurologist may say the brain. But without oxygen non of these other organs work. And so that lung is in that respect, I think can be looked upon as our most vital organ.

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