Infection increase the risk of heart attack and stroke

Инфекции увеличивают риск инфаркта и инсульта

Picked up by the human infections increase the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke. To such conclusion the group of researchers from the United States.

Reports the doctors watched as 1312 patients with myocardial infarction and 727 other patients with ischemic stroke. It turned out that more than one third of patients with heart disease (almost 37%) recovered from the infection within three months before the event. Among patients with stroke there were almost 30%.

It is reported that the special risk of people exposed in the first two weeks after infection, and for the next three months. The most dangerous infection of the urinary tract, respiratory infections, and infections of the skin and blood.

According to scientists, infection can cause changes in the balance of blood, which increases the risk of thrombosis, contributing to the formation of clots. This, in turn, is associated with the ability of infections to cause inflammation in the body.

“Infection is the trigger mechanism for the blood vessels were blocked and put us in a higher risk of such serious events, such as myocardial infarction and stroke,” said the study authors.