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Comment & Response
May 5, 2015

Hospitalization for Pneumonia and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Author Affiliations
  • 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

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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