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. 2014; 5(4): 1-2

A glance of pneumococcal vaccination and heart disease (A short comment to Lack of Association between Pneumococcal Vaccination and Outcomes in Patients Presenting with STElevation Myocardial Infarction by Kaseer et al.)

Yan Huang.

The most up-to-date statistics in 2014 showed that heart disease (cardiovascular disease) is the top killer of Americans, and considered a significant threat to the people of the world.1 In the past decade, the death rate of heart disease has decreased approximately30% to 40%2;however,many of the first, silent myocardial infarctions were not reported. Meanwhile the risk factors of heart disease are increasing.

Key words: LDL,Pneumococcal vaccination

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