Urinary tract infection in patients with acute coronary syndrome
The association of infection with heart disease continues to grow. Whether the infection is urinary, periodontal or respiratory, the association continues to be shown. The infection, which can be a mild, low level infection without many symptoms, produces a constant activation of the immune system w/ subsequent inflammation.
Given the relationship of inflammation to vascular disease, the end result is not surprising. Regardless, the recommendations remain the same–lifestyle changes geared towards lowering heart disease risks are the same ones that will boost the immune system.