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Can bloodstream MRSA cause coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure?
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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Embolism of infected clot to the coronary artery can cause a heart attack leading to congestive heart failure.

In brief: No
Embolism of infected clot to the coronary artery can cause a heart attack leading to congestive heart failure.
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
In brief: Generally no.
Coronary artery disease is narrowing of the feeding vessels to the heart, with risk factors that include smoking, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and high-fat diet.
Sepsis caused by MRSA in the bloodstream is a serious infection that could lead to the failure of multiple organ systems by precipitating septic shock. There are situations where sepsis could provoke a heart attack and lead to chf.

In brief: Generally no.
Coronary artery disease is narrowing of the feeding vessels to the heart, with risk factors that include smoking, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and high-fat diet.
Sepsis caused by MRSA in the bloodstream is a serious infection that could lead to the failure of multiple organ systems by precipitating septic shock. There are situations where sepsis could provoke a heart attack and lead to chf.
Dr. Simon Kimm
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