Clarithromycin Treatment of Helicobacter pylori and Chlamydia pneumoniae Infections Decreases Fibrinogen Plasma Level in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease

  • L. Allegra
  • R. Cosentini
  • P. Tarsia


Recent data suggest that active inflammation and/or infection in the coronary arteries may play a role in ischemic heart disease (IHD) [1, 2]. The infectious theory has been suggested by epidemiological, serological, immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization studies, which indicated a possible etiologic role of some viruses and bacteria in the development of atherosclerotic lesions [3–5]. Among the micro-organisms potentially implicated, Chlamydia pneumoniae is the most extensively studied in the literature [6–9].


Ischemic Heart Disease Pylorus Infection Fibrinogen Level Ischemic Heart Disease Patient Chronic Coronary Heart Disease 
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  • L. Allegra
  • R. Cosentini
  • P. Tarsia

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