People hospitalized for pneumonia had a greater risk of developing cardiac arrhythmia, especially if they were older, used a breathing device or had a history of congestive heart failure, according to a study of 32,689 patients in the U.S. The risk was lower if patients received a beta blocker drug. The findings appeared online in the American Journal of Medicine.
Pneumonia may raise cardiac arrhythmia risk, study finds
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