Human papillomavirus increases the risk of developing heart disease in women – study

Human papillomavirus increases the risk of developing heart disease in women – study

Women infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) have a higher risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

This is stated in a study published by the European Heart Journal, reports Clinical Advisor.

A team of scientists from South Korea studied the relationship between HPV infection and mortality from cardiovascular diseases. For 8.5 years, they followed the health status of 163,250 Korean women who were diagnosed with HPV during screening and who did not have cardiovascular disease.

During this period, researchers found 134 deaths from cardiovascular diseases. Also, the mortality rate in women with HPV was 1.5 times higher than in uninfected women.

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Scientists found a 3.9 times higher risk of developing atherosclerosis in women with HPV; ischemic heart disease – 3.7 times, stroke – 5.9 times.

The researchers also found that women with HPV who were obese had twice the risk of death compared to infected women who were not overweight.

This study highlights the importance of comprehensive care for high-risk HPV patients. Clinicians should monitor cardiovascular status in high-risk HPV patients, especially those with obesity or other risk factors.

It is important that people with high-risk HPV are aware of the potential risks of heart disease and cervical cancer.”– noted the head of the study, Professor Cheong.

It will be recalled that in October 2023, scientists announced that they had developed a new method of treating cervical cancer. According to them, it reduces the risk of death by 35%.

However, the problem remains global, particularly in third countries. An actress and model from India staged her own death to draw public attention to the problem of cervical cancer.

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