Revista del Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias
Print version ISSN 0187-7585
COBO ABREU, Carlos and FABIAN SAN MIGUEL, María Guadalupe. Treatment of systemic hypertension in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Rev. Inst. Nal. Enf. Resp. Mex. [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.1, pp. 64-70. ISSN 0187-7585.
The prevalence of systemic arterial hypertension in patients with pulmonary disease is unknown, but it could be similar to the rest of the population. However, treatment could be different, as beta blockers are generally contraindicated in patients with bronchial asthma and COPD, and the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors can induce cough. This paper reviews the different classes of antihypertensive drugs that can be used in patients with pulmonary diseases, with focus in bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Keywords : Asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; systemic arterial hypertension; therapeutics.