Common bacteria may cause heart attacks in younger men. Chlamydia pneumoniae causes a flu-like upper-respiratory infection that can turn into pneumonia. People infected with it produce antibodies called IgA and IgG.
New finding: Men ages 30 to 50 with high levels of the IgA antibody are more likely to have serious heart attacks. The more recent the bacterial infection, the more likely a heart attack.
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