Clinical antibiotic trials in coronary heart disease

As described in earlier chapters, mounting evidence suggests that Chlamydia pneumoniae may have a role in the development and/or progression of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease

2007

Scholarcy highlights

  • As described in earlier chapters, mounting evidence suggests that Chlamydia pneumoniae may have a role in the development and/or progression of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease
  • A further important line of evidence has been the results of preliminary anti-chlamydial antibiotic intervention studies in CHD
  • This chapter focuses on the potential role of such antimicrobial therapy in the secondary prevention of CHD
  • The findings of preliminary pilot studies are reviewed, as are the aims and controversies surrounding subsequent large-scale, prospective intervention trials in progress

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