Saturday, February 7, 2009

Hepatitis C and Cardiovascular Risk

Conflicting results have been produced regarding the association between chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and coronary artery disease, including heart attacks and strokes. It was found in a study about the relationship between HCV infection and risk for incident (newly emerging) coronary artery disease. HCV-positive patients were less likely to have arterial hypertension, dyslipidemias, and diabetes than persons without HCV. HCV-positive patients were more likely to smoke cigarettes and abuse alcohol or drugs. Compared with participants without HCV, patients with HCV had lower mean plasma levels of total cholesterol , low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides .
In a multivariate analysis, HCV infection was associated with a 25% higher risk for coronary artery disease. Classic risk factors (older age, hypertension, smoking, diabetes, dyslipidemias) were associated with a higher risk for coronary artery disease. In contrast, nonwhite ethnicity and female sex were associated with a lower risk. It was concluded that people infected with HCV are at increased risk for coronary artery disease despite having fewer other cardiovascular risk factors.
(Butt A, Xiaoqiang W, Budoff M, et al. Hepatitis C virus infection and the risk of coronary disease. Program and abstracts of the 48th ICAAC/46th IDSA; October 25-28, 2008; Washington, DC. Abstract V-4219)

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