Increased risk of acute myocardial infarction and stroke during hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome: a self-controlled case series study.

@article{ConnollyAndersen2014IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of acute myocardial infarction and stroke during hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome: a self-controlled case series study.},
  author={Anne-Marie Connolly-Andersen and Edvin Hammargren and Heather L Whitaker and Mats Eliasson and Lars Magnus Holmgren and Jonas Klingstr{\"o}m and Clas Ahlm},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2014},
  volume={129 12},
  pages={1295-302}
}
BACKGROUND We recently observed that cardiovascular causes of death are common in patients with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), which is caused by hantaviruses. However, it is not known whether HFRS is a risk factor for the acute cardiovascular events of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS Personal identification numbers from the Swedish HFRS patient database (1997-2012; n=6643) were cross-linked with the National Patient Register from 1987 to 2011… CONTINUE READING

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