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Is heart disease caused by a parasite?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Chagas' disease

Which is more endemic to south america.

In brief: Chagas' disease

Which is more endemic to south america.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: ?

What heart disease? Coronary disease is not known to be caused by parasites.
There are very rare parasitic infestations of the circulatory system usually involving the lungs, but almost never seen in the us.

In brief: ?

What heart disease? Coronary disease is not known to be caused by parasites.
There are very rare parasitic infestations of the circulatory system usually involving the lungs, but almost never seen in the us.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Less likely

Although dogs and other critters can get heart worm, people are much less likely to get parasites that can cause heart problems, at least in developed nations such as the us of a.

In brief: Less likely

Although dogs and other critters can get heart worm, people are much less likely to get parasites that can cause heart problems, at least in developed nations such as the us of a.
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