Small Study Suggests Link Between Pneumonia and CVD

January 21, 2015 4:03 AM

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Small Study Suggests Link Between Pneumonia and CVD

In a recent, community-based cohort study, hospitalization for pneumonia has been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, the study authors consider that this should be considered an independent risk factor for developing stroke, heart attack, or other related events.

“The thinking has been that this increase in cardiovascular risk is probably due to acute inflammation during pneumonia and maybe some issues with medication (disruption),” researcher Sachin Yende MD, MS commented. “Beyond 90 days, and certainly when you get to a year or longer, these issues should ...

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