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How do you usually die when you have severe emphysema?
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Many answers
The most common causes of death amongst patients with severe emphysema are pneumonia, respiratory failure, heart disease, and cancer.

In brief: Many answers
The most common causes of death amongst patients with severe emphysema are pneumonia, respiratory failure, heart disease, and cancer.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Heart Disease
The leading cause of death for patients with emphysema is cardiac disease (heart attack) irrespective of the stage of copd).

In brief: Heart Disease
The leading cause of death for patients with emphysema is cardiac disease (heart attack) irrespective of the stage of copd).
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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