The role of infection in cardiovascular disease: more support but many questions remain.

@article{Smeeth2007TheRO,
  title={The role of infection in cardiovascular disease: more support but many questions remain.},
  author={Liam Smeeth and Juan P. Casas and Aroon D. Hingorani},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={
          1178-9
        }
}
The study by Madjid et al. is a valuable addition to the evidence supporting a role for infections in cardiovascular disease. Capitalizing on the very high rate of autopsies that are routinely performed in St Petersburg and the availability of high quality data about circulating levels of influenza infection, a clear association between influenza epidemics and increased rates of deaths from coronary heart disease was demonstrated. The association may not, of course, be causal. Ambient cold… CONTINUE READING

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