TARGETING OXIDANT-DEPENDENT PATHWAYS TO IMPROVE STROKE OUTCOMES IN COPD

Grant number: 1120522 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020

Completed

Abstract

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major incurable global health burden and is the 4th largest cause of death worldwide. Patients with COPD are at increased risk for stroke and this is even higher in the weeks following a lung viral infection. The reason for this is unknown so the aim of this study is to determine why people with COPD are at increased risk for stroke and then develop novel treatments to prevent or reduce stroke in COPD patients.

University of Melbourne Researchers