Antibiotics in primary prevention of myocardial infarction among elderly patients with hypertension.

BACKGROUND Given the premise that certain bacteria (such as Chlamydia pneumoniae) may play a role in the etiology of atherosclerosis, subjects treated with antibiotics that have antibacterial activity against C pneumoniae may be at lower risk for the development of an acute myocardial infarction (MI) than untreated subjects. METHODS A case-control design… CONTINUE READING