Childhood Asthma Linked to Heart Disease Later in Life


For the first time, the history of asthma in childhood has been associated with an increased risk of left ventricle thickening in adulthood, a heart condition called Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH). While many questions have yet to be answered involving what specific mechanisms lead to LVH as a person with asthma grows older, this study adds to the collection of literature connecting asthma and cardiovascular conditions.

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