Pneumonia and CVD: Small Study Suggests Link

January 20, 2015 7:07 PM

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Pneumonia and CVD: Small Study Suggests Link

Regardless of age, risk elevated for 90 days post pneumonia hospitalization

Hospitalization for pneumonia was associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease in a community-based cohort study, and it should be considered an independent risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and related events, researchers said.

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