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Hypertension raises the risk of heart disease and severe COVID-19.
Women have a lower risk of heart disease than men, but this protective effect is diminished in those with fatty liver disease.
Study finds the two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic, have different risk factors.
Daily aspirin for stroke prevention is not for everyone, especially if you have liver disease.
And can treating the virus reduce the risk of chronic kidney and cardiovascular diseases as well as the risk of death from such causes?
A recent meta-analysis found that the addition of hepatitis C raises a cardiovascular disease risk already elevated by HIV.
The risk is higher for hemorrhagic stroke, which entails bleeding in the brain.
Among people with hep C and compensated cirrhosis, this risk reduction was particularly stark after six years of follow-up.
Hepatitis C is apparently independently linked with plaque buildup in the arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
People with HCV have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and CVD-related death, especially if they have high blood pressure or diabetes.
Binge drinking and other forms of heavy alcohol consumption increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in men living with HIV
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