Several viruses, including herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, and coxsackie B virus, have been implicated in heart disease. Recent work has suggested that atherosclerosis or atheroma - the disease responsible for myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral vascular and other major vascular problems - is not simply caused by dietary factors but also by Chlamydia pneumoniae infection. This discovery changes the concept of cardiovascular disease, and this will have a profound effect on hundreds of millions of people and is of wide interest to modern cardiovascular medicine.Does the lesion change in size, does it get smaller, and does it disappear after a course of treatment? ... The first attempt to see what happens with antibiotic treatment was simply to undergo an ultrasound of my own arteries, then take a course of antibiotics and follow the size of lesions ... This particular antibiotic has been used by dermatologists to treat patients with acne for as long as 2 years in duration.
|Title||:||Chlamydia Atherosclerosis Lesion|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-04-16|