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After pneumonia, 12% get Heart Failure in the next 10 years

Dr Malik: The BMJ published a study of 5000 patients with community acquired pneumonia. On average 12% got diagnosed with heart failure over the next 10 years. That is a 50% increase over expected rates. The same risk factors probably predispose to both.

So watch out for breathlessness that comes back.

See the paper here.

 

 

Posted on 05 March 2017
Author: Hafsa Malik
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