Pneumonia raises heart attack, stroke risk in older adults, study finds

January 20, 2015 8:14 PM

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Pneumonia raises heart attack, stroke risk in older adults, study finds

A new study suggests that seniors who develop a bout of pneumonia severe enough to require hospitalization are at an increased risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or dying of heart failure.

For adults 65 and older, the increased risk is highest in the first year following the infection, but the risk remains elevated for a decade.

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