What is COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The main cause of COPD is smoking. COPD affects your lungs and gets worse over time, making it harder to breathe or perform simple activities.
Symptoms of COPD may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness in the chest
- Frequent respiratory infections
COPD is primarily a lung disease, but people with COPD often have other conditions including heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
By participating in this study you will receive:
- Monitoring of your COPD by a physician during study visits
- Study-related care and study medication, including a rescue inhaler at no cost
You do not need insurance to participate.
You may Qualify if you:
- Are 40 years of age or older
- Are a current or former smoker
- Have been diagnosed with COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
- Have a history of heart disease, stroke, or
- Have other cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity or kidney disease.