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Is coronary heart disease an infectious disease?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: UNPROVEN

There has been concern regarding an infectious/inflammatory cause.
However studies looking at this have not demonstrated an infectious cause. Inflammation appears to play a role but still a lot of work to be done in this area.

In brief: UNPROVEN

There has been concern regarding an infectious/inflammatory cause.
However studies looking at this have not demonstrated an infectious cause. Inflammation appears to play a role but still a lot of work to be done in this area.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Dr. John Szawaluk
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Some researchers have studied chlamydophilia sp.
(chlamydia) and mycoplasma sp. As possible causes of coronaryartery disease but a link has not been established.

In brief: Probably not

Some researchers have studied chlamydophilia sp.
(chlamydia) and mycoplasma sp. As possible causes of coronaryartery disease but a link has not been established.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No, there is no evidence for that, however, if you have bad gum disease, it is risk factor for cad.
( probably from inflammation).

In brief: No

No, there is no evidence for that, however, if you have bad gum disease, it is risk factor for cad.
( probably from inflammation).
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: This has not been

Proven. It is however an inflammatory disease.

In brief: This has not been

Proven. It is however an inflammatory disease.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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