C. pneumoniae and coronary artery disease

Here’s an interesting abstract of a recently published paper linking C. pneumoniae with coronary artery disease:

The prevalence of Chlamydia pneumoniae in the aortic wall and in peripheral blood of patients scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting.<

Kuczaj A, et al.

J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2016 Apr-Jun;30(2):433-40.

In the light of the above paper I thought I had better update my page on how pathologies are compounded by chronic C pneumoniae infection.

It may be of interest to those who have not seen it. Here’s the link: http://www.davidwheldon.co.uk/chl_vasc.html<  

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension">i (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazolei. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

David,

do you think that there is any link between CPNiSudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes?

My cousin died from this & I suspect that CPN runs in the family. Not sure if there is any connection though...

thanks!
Mark 

Mark,

C. pneumoniae can certainly cause cardiac conduction defects. I myself had short runs of atrial fibrillation. This cleared up with treatment. Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome seems to include a heterogeneous group of disorders which often have a genetic component. One suspects that C. pneumoniae infection might have an input in some cases. The trouble is that very few centres look for the germ.

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension">i (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazolei. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

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