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Association of Helicobacter pylori infection with coronary heart disease

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7025.250b (Published 27 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:250

Study shows association between H pylori infection and hypertension

  1. Gregory Y H Lip,
  2. Richard Wise,
  3. Gareth Beevers
  1. Lecturer in medicine Professor of microbiology Professor of medicine Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, University of Birmingham, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH

    EDITOR,—P Patel and colleagues report an association between Helicobacter pylori and Chlamydia pneumoniae infections and coronary heart disease and plasma fibrinogen concentrations but did not find an association between H pylori infection and a history of hypertension.1 We have studied the relation between H pylori infection and cardiovascular risk factors in hypertensive patients. We studied 124 hypertensive patients (61 men, mean age 53.2 (SD 14.7) years), of whom 19 had malignant phase hypertension, and 38 healthy controls (21 men, mean age 52.6 (14.6) years) to see whether …

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