Impact of Hepatitis C Seropositivity on the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Events

@inproceedings{Pothineni2014ImpactOH,
  title={Impact of Hepatitis C Seropositivity on the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Events},
  author={Naga Venkata K Pothineni and Robert R Delongchamp and Srikanth Vallurupalli and Zufeng Ding and Yao Dai and Curt H. Hagedorn and Jawahar Lal Mehta},
  booktitle={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2014}
}
Chronic infections have been shown to enhance atherogenicity. However, the association between chronic hepatitis C (HCV) and coronary heart disease (CHD) remains controversial. We examined the risk for CHD events in patients with HCV with an emphasis on the risk of CHD events with active infection. We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the enterprise data warehouse at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. HCV positive and negative patients were identified based on serology… CONTINUE READING
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