The Incidence of Infectious Diseases and Changes in the Mortality of Atherosclerosis-Related Complications in the Czech Population over the Past Two Decades

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Abstract

A sharp decline in cardiovascular mortality has been observed over the last 15 years in the Czech Republic. This article compares epidemiological data of infection incidence and seropositivity (which may have influenced the decline) with coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality. No association between the change in CHD mortality and infections was found. In conclusion, the influence of a single infection on atherogenesis is improbable.

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