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The Unraveled Link Between Antiviral Therapy and Heart Failure Hospitalization in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection  - A Nationwide Cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS: AVT for chronic HCV infection might offer protection against HF hospitalizations, critical vascular events, and cardiovascular death beyond known beneficial effects. PMID: 29503408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation Journal - March 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lin MS, Chung CM, Chang ML, Chen MY, Chang ST, Chu PH, Chen TH, Lin WY, Huang TJ, Lin YS Tags: Circ J Source Type: research

Association between antiviral treatment and extrahepatic outcomes in patients with hepatitis C virus infection
Conclusions Antiviral treatment for HCV is associated with improved renal and circulatory outcomes, but unrelated to catastrophic autoimmune diseases.
Source: Gut - February 3, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hsu, Y.-C., Ho, H. J., Huang, Y.-T., Wang, H.-H., Wu, M.-S., Lin, J.-T., Wu, C.-Y. Tags: Hepatology Source Type: research

Antivirals for HCV improve kidney and cardiovascular diseases in diabetic patients
(Wiley) Researchers from Taiwan reveal that antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) improves kidney and cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diabetes. Results of the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that incidences of kidney disease, stroke, and heart attack were lower in patients treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin compared to HCV patients not treated with antivirals or diabetic patients not infected with the virus.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 11, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news