Could You Catch a Heart Attack?

Health, Nov.-Dec. 1997
Here's something scientists don't like to talk about: Though well known risks like high cholesterol certainly contribute to heart disease, they account for just half of the cases. The rest may be triggered by dangers we don't yet understand. In recent years one unlikely culprit has earned serious scrutiny: a respiratory bacterium called Chlamydia pneumonia. After Finnish researchers discovered that C. pneumonia was often present in heart attack victims, U.S. scientists published a series of studies linking it to atherosclerosis. This was the first national magazine article on the findings.

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Unexplained Heart Attacks