HCV linked to 43% increased risk for cardio-cerebrovascular disease

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Takeaway

  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients carry a 43% increased risk for cardio-cerebrovascular disease (CCD), driven at least in part by the presence of cirrhosis.

Study design

  • Systematic review and meta-analysis of 27 studies (34 data-sets) involving 297,613 HCV-infected pat...