Antibiotic Use and Risk of Myocardial Infarction
Excerpt: Dr Meier and colleagues1 present intriguing data that individuals with a first acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were less likely than matched controls to have used tetracycline antibiotics or quinolones in the previous 3 years. The authors raise the possibility that organisms susceptible to these antibiotics may be involved in the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease. However, several methodological limitations lead to other possible explanations for the observed associations.
Haider, Agha W.; Luna, Max; Patel, Sunil; and Glenn, L. Lee. 1999. Antibiotic Use and Risk of Myocardial Infarction. JAMA. Vol.282(21). 1997-1999. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.282.21.1997 ISSN: 1538-3598