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New study says shingles could be linked to cardiovascular disease

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Could shingles be linked to having a heart attack? That's what a new study published in the online issue of the journal Neurology says. According to www.techtimes.com, the study reveals that the risk of a heart attack or a mild stroke is present even two decades after the rash recedes.

The report goes on to state that the study assessed data on 106,000 patients with shingles and 213,200 patients who had not. The study research shows that those who suffer from this condition between the ages of 18 and 40 are 74 percent likely to have a stroke.

Dr.Judith Breuer from the University College London, who led the study, feels that anyone with shingles should be screened. "Anyone with shingles, and especially younger people, should be screened for stroke risk factors," she says.

For more information on this story, visit www.techtimes.com.

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