Increasing evidence that influenza is a trigger for cardiovascular disease

Siriwardena, A. Niroshan (2012) Increasing evidence that influenza is a trigger for cardiovascular disease. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 206 (11). pp. 1636-1638. ISSN 0022-1899

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the cause of most premature deaths in more-developed countries. Although conventional risk factors account for much of the population attributable risk of CVD, they are less effective at predicting future cardiovascular events (ie, heart attack and stroke) in individuals since many people without CVD also have 1 or more risk factors present. A possible explanation is the link between infection and atherosclerosis, first suggested a century ago by William Osler and undergoing a resurgence of interest in recent times.

Additional Information:Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the cause of most premature deaths in more-developed countries. Although conventional risk factors account for much of the population attributable risk of CVD, they are less effective at predicting future cardiovascular events (ie, heart attack and stroke) in individuals since many people without CVD also have 1 or more risk factors present. A possible explanation is the link between infection and atherosclerosis, first suggested a century ago by William Osler and undergoing a resurgence of interest in recent times.
Keywords:influenza, cardiovascular disease, acute myocardial infarction, stroke, influenza vaccination
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:6723
Deposited On:24 Nov 2012 16:33

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