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Does chronic inflammation (like frequent colds) increases one's risk of a heart attack?

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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not likely

But that is unknown.
The inflammation that is related is chronic (continuing) and measured by such blood tests as "cardiac hs crp" &" pla2." inflammation and heart attack are increased in psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, but a cause:effect is not established for inflammation causing increased risk of heart attack in those 2 cases. Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org.

In brief: Not likely

But that is unknown.
The inflammation that is related is chronic (continuing) and measured by such blood tests as "cardiac hs crp" &" pla2." inflammation and heart attack are increased in psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, but a cause:effect is not established for inflammation causing increased risk of heart attack in those 2 cases. Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org.
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