Association of hepatitis C virus seropositivity with inflammatory markers and heart failure in persons with coronary heart disease: data from the Heart and Soul study.

@article{Tsui2009AssociationOH,
  title={Association of hepatitis C virus seropositivity with inflammatory markers and heart failure in persons with coronary heart disease: data from the Heart and Soul study.},
  author={Judith I. Tsui and Mary A Whooley and Alexander Monto and Karen Seal and Phyllis C. Tien and Michael G. Shlipak},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={451-6}
}
BACKGROUND How hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors and outcomes is largely unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS Among a cohort of patients with stable CHD, we examined the association between HCV seropositivity and levels of inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein [CRP], fibrinogen, interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor [TNF]-alpha) and risk for the following outcomes: death, cardiovascular (CV) events, and heart failure events. A total of 84 (8.6… CONTINUE READING

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