Cytomegalovirus Infection and Relative Risk of Cardiovascular Disease (Ischemic Heart Disease, Stroke, and Cardiovascular Death): A Meta‐Analysis of Prospective Studies Up to 2016

@inproceedings{Wang2017CytomegalovirusIA,
  title={Cytomegalovirus Infection and Relative Risk of Cardiovascular Disease (Ischemic Heart Disease, Stroke, and Cardiovascular Death): A Meta‐Analysis of Prospective Studies Up to 2016},
  author={Haoran Wang and Geng Peng and Jing Bai and Bing He and Kecheng Huang and Xinrong Hu and Dongliang Liu},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have suggested that cytomegalovirus infection is likely associated with an increased relative risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, the results are inconsistent. We aimed to provide a systematic review and meta-analysis of community-based prospective studies assessing the association between cytomegalovirus infection and relative risk of CVD. METHODS AND RESULTS We searched Medline and EMBASE to retrieve prospective studies that reported risk estimates of… CONTINUE READING
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