Some studies suggest that patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and cerebrovascular disease. Unfortunately, available data on this association are widely variable. We have performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of literature to evaluate the risk of cardio-cerebrovascular disease (CCD) associated with HCV.
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