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Human papillomavirus may increase the chances of heart disease

By Ziad Khatib Moderator Emeritus | 09 Nov, 2011

An interesting paper came out in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Drs. Kuo and Fujise, from University of Texas Medical Branch, found a link between being infected with HPV and the risk of having cardio-vascular disease.
The odds ratio (OR) of CVD comparing women with presence of vaginal HPV DNA to those without was 2.30 (95% CI 1.27 to 4.16) after controlling for demographics, health/sex behaviors, medical comorbidities, cardiovascular risk factors, and management.

This was the first paper to report such findings. There was mixed reaction from the scientific community.

Meant to share it with the NCD community to learn about your reflections from your clinical and/or research work experience.

Keywords:
HPV
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    Summary: An interesting paper came out in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
    Drs. Kuo and Fujise, from University of Texas Medical Branch, found a link between being infected with HPV and the risk of having cardio-vascular disease.
    The odds ratio (OR) of CVD comparing women with presence of vaginal HPV DNA to those without was 2.30 (95% CI 1.27 to 4.16) after controlling for demographics, health/sex behaviors, medical comorbidities, cardiovascular risk factors, and management.

    This was the first paper to report such findings. There was mixed reaction from the scientific community.

    Meant to share it with the NCD community to learn about your reflections from your clinical and/or research work experience.

    Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

    Keywords: HPV

 

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