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Beta-Blockers for the Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Overview

This is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that will enroll 1028 patients with at least moderately severe COPD over a three year period and follow them at regular intervals for one year. The primary endpoint is time to first acute exacerbation. Secondary endpoints include rates and severity of COPD exacerbations, cardiovascular events, all-cause mortality, lung function, dyspnea, quality of life and metoprolol-related side effects.

Contact

For more information about this trial or to inquire about eligibility, email breathe@temple.edu