Author: Meier CR.
Published in: J Infect Dis 2000;181(Suppl 3):S558-S562
Authors: Meier CR.
Title: J Infect Dis 2000;181(Suppl 3):S558-S562
Reference: Antibiotics in the prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease
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Seroepidemiology, pathology, and animal studies provide evidence for a possible association between Chlamydia pneumoniae infections and atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, and myocardial infarction. If this association exists, then exposure to certain antibiotics may positively affect the clinical course after an acute ischemic cardiac event (secondary prevention) and affect the risk of developing a first-time myocardial infarction (primary prevention). Preliminary evidence from cli...