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Prospective analysis of the association of infection with CagA bearing strains of Helicobacter pylori and coronary heart disease
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    Re: Helicobacter pylori and coronary artery disease
    • Marek Kowalski, Cardiologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Wolfgang Rees, Peter C. Konturek, Rainer Grove, Thomas Scheffold, Norbert Franz, Stanislaw J. Konturek, Joachim Thale, and Henning Warnecke

    Dear Editor

    The role of inflammation mechanisms in the pathogenesis and progression of coronary artery disease (CAD) has been increasingly discussed, but still remains unclear.

    Seroepidemiological studies have suggested an association between atherosclerosis and chronic infection, with most of the published studies referring to Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cpn) Helicobacter pylori (Hp).[1-4]


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