Eradication of the infection on grounds of cardiovascular risk is not supported by current evidence

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7025.251b (Published 27 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:251
  1. Brendan C Delaney,
  2. F D Richard Hobbs,
  3. Roger Holder
  1. Lecturer in general practice Professor of general practice Lecturer in statistics Department of General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR,—P Patel and colleagues report having found an association between Helicobacter pylori infection and coronary heart disease in a cross sectional study.1 As the association based on history alone failed to reach significance when adjusted for other risk factors this finding is based largely on the interpretation of resting electrocardiograms. The authors fail to provide data on the predictive value of left bundle branch block, T wave inversion, and ST depression in a similar population or to explore the sensitivity of …

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