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Hospitalization for Pneumonia and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Francesco Violi, MD1; Roberto Cangemi, MD, PhD1; Camilla Calvieri, MD2
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1Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
2Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nephrology, Anesthesiology, and Geriatric Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
JAMA. 2015;313(17):1753. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3130.
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To the Editor The study by Dr Corrales-Medina and colleagues1 showed that hospitalization for pneumonia was associated with enhanced short-term and long-term risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including myocardial infarction, stroke, and fatal coronary artery disease. There are several methodological and clinical issues that need to be addressed to further examine the association between pneumonia and CVD.


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May 5, 2015
Vicente F. Corrales-Medina, MD, MSc; Karina N. Alvarez, MS; Sachin Yende, MD, MS
1Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA. 2015;313(17):1753-1754. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3133.
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