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EBRAHIM-POOR S, SAMADIKHAH S, JAVANMARDY J, MOZAFFARY S, KOOSHAVAR H, RASSY S. S TUDY OF CYTOMEGAL OVIRUS ANTIB ODY IN ATHEROSCLEROTIC PATIENTS IN TABRIZ. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2000; 14 (1) :43-45
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-899-en.html
From the Department of Virology and Cardiology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, I.R. Iran.
Abstract:   (2959 Views)
To evaluate the correlation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and coronary artery disease (CAD), one-hundred patients with CAD and the same number of healthy individuals as a control group were randomly selected and studied for anti-CMV using ELISA method. Ninety percent of patients and 77 percent of the control group were anti-CMV positive and statistical analysis showed a significant correlation between these groups (p<0.05). Certain risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, smoking, type A personality and familial history were also studied. The distribution of these factors in the patient group were higher than those of the control group and a significant correlation was observed between these groups, but no dependency was observed between anti CMV and the above parameters in the patient group. Results of this study showed a meaningful correlation between the anti-CMV level and coronary artery disease.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Cardiology

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