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Hospitalized for Pneumonia? Watch Out for Your Heart

November 17, 2019


Heart risks can show up in some surprising
places- like a lung infection. I’m Miranda Savioli with your latest health news. A new study found that older adults who were
hospitalized for pneumonia were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease. The authors
of this study noted that being hospitalized for pneumonia was tied to the same heart risks
as smoking or high blood pressure. Patients’ risk was highest in the 30 days after they
left the hospital. According to the CDC, you can work to keep
a healthy heart by not smoking, exercising and keeping a healthy diet.

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