Advances & More News / From the USA: Herpes Zoster Linked to Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Events

Herpes zoster (HZ) is associated with an elevated long-term risk for a cardiovascular event, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Sharon G. Curhan, M.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues examined the longitudinal association of HZ and long-term risk for stroke or coronary heart disease (CHD) among 79,658 women in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS), 93,932 women in the NHS II, and 31,440 men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay

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