CHRONIC CONDITION: A study showed that people with chronic hepatitis C were 1.3 times more likely to develop acute coronary syndrome or have an ischemic stroke
Date: May 18, 2019
By: Wu Liang-yi and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Doctors at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei on Thursday warned that people with
chronic hepatitis B or C should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, especially heart attacks.
Cardiologist Wu Chien-chia (吳健嘉) said that the hospital admitted a 62-year-old man surnamed Chang (張) who complained of sweating at night and chronic chest pain.
Chang had no medical history of the “three hypers” — hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia and hypertension — but is a carrier of hepatitis C, Wu said.
Evidence shows that chronic hepatitis can lead to a heart attack from atherosclerosis, he said. [FULL STORY]