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Health: Common Infections Could Increase Heart Attack Risk by 40%

Health: Common Infections Could Increase Heart Attack Risk by 40%

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Patients who suffer common infections have a much greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the years to come, a major study has found. The findings suggest hundreds of thousands should be given statins or other heart pills if they suffer a chest infection or bladder problem. A project tracking 1.2million patients found those admitted to hospital for pneumonia or urinary tract infections were 40 % more likely to have a heart attack within eight years. They were also 150 % more likely to suffer a stroke, Daily Mail reported. This suggests infections have an even greater impact on heart health than obesity, which raises the risk of strokes and heart attacks by about 25 %. The research team, from Aston Medical School in Birmingham and the University of...