Cytomegalovirus infection is associated with an increase in systolic blood pressure in older individuals

@inproceedings{Firth2016CytomegalovirusII,
  title={Cytomegalovirus infection is associated with an increase in systolic blood pressure in older individuals},
  author={Charlotte M Firth and Rowan Harrison and S J Ritchie and Joanna M. Wardlaw and C J Ferro and J M Starr and Ian J. Deary and Paul Moss},
  booktitle={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a chronic infection that is widely distributed in the population. CMV infects a range of tissues, including endothelium, and viral replication is suppressed by the host immune system. Infection is associated with increased risk of mortality from vascular disease in older people, but the mechanisms behind this have not… CONTINUE READING