DAA use decreases risk for cardiovascular events in patients with advanced fibrosis, HCV

LONDON — Direct-acting antiviral treatment correlated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular outcomes among patients with hepatitis C virus and advanced fibrosis but an increased risk for arrhythmias and conduction disorders.
“Several studies have revealed that hepatitis C virus can induce chronic inflammation and immune dysregulation, and this immune dysregulation and chronic inflammation explained the development of extrahepatic manifestations in chronic hepatitis C patients, including cardiovascular disease,” Laurent Lam, MD, a physician and doctoral researcher at the

LONDON — Direct-acting antiviral treatment correlated with a decreased risk for cardiovascular outcomes among patients with hepatitis C virus and advanced fibrosis but an increased risk for arrhythmias and conduction disorders.
“Several studies have revealed that hepatitis C virus can induce chronic inflammation and immune dysregulation, and this immune dysregulation and chronic inflammation explained the development of extrahepatic manifestations in chronic hepatitis C patients, including cardiovascular disease,” Laurent Lam, MD, a physician and doctoral researcher at the