After acute myocardial infarction, respiratory infection associated with increased risk of mortality Respiratory infection is associated with a four-fold increased risk of in-hospital cardiovascular mortality after severe myocardial infarction , today by Dr Catarina Quina-Rodrigues according to research presented at ESC Congress, a cardiologist at Medical center de Braga in Portugal. The findings highlight the importance of diagnostic alertness for respiratory infections in AMI patients in order that therapeutic measures can be promptly taken here . Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in Europe and around the world, said Dr Quina-Rodrigues. Due to important advances in main prevention, patients admitted with MI are generally older and often have an increased comorbidity load.
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