Cytomegalovirus infection in acute myocardial infarction. Is there a causative relationship?

@article{Gabrylewicz2003CytomegalovirusII,
  title={Cytomegalovirus infection in acute myocardial infarction. Is there a causative relationship?},
  author={Bogna Gabrylewicz and Urszula Mazurek and Andrzej Ochała and Elektra Sliupkas-Dyrda and Piotr Garbocz and Andrzej Pyrlik and Iwona Mr{\'o}z and Tadeusz Wilczok and Michał Tendera},
  journal={Kardiologia polska},
  year={2003},
  volume={59 10},
  pages={283-92}
}
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has been suggested to play an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Whether CMV may be involved in the development of acute myocardial infarction (MI) has not yet been established. AIM To asses the prevalence of active or latent CMV infection in patients with angina or acute MI. METHODS The study group consisted of 158 subjects divided into three groups: group I - 70 patients (49 males, mean age 57.1+/-10.4 years) with acute MI… CONTINUE READING