Guideline-concordant pneumonia therapy lowers cardiovascular death risk in older patients

Among older adults who survived a community-acquired pneumonia infection, the risk for cardiovascular mortality 1 year after hospitalization decreased with guideline-concordant antibiotic therapy, according to results published in CHEST.
“This study found that the use of guideline-concordant antibiotic therapy among older hospitalized community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) survivors is associated with a significant (47%) reduction in their risk of cardiovascular death at 1 year following their index CAP admission,” Vicente F. Corrales-Medina, MD, clinician investigator in the clinical

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