Cardiologist Questions Herpes

Can herpes cause heart disease?

I'm 42, and I was diagnosed with herpes and I want to know about the long-term effects it can have on my health. Can herpes cause heart disease?

1 Answer

There have been reports of virus articles found in the arterial plaques that can lead to heart problems, but other factors like smoking are much more clearly related to it. If it really worries you, ask your doctor about therapy to suppress herpes attacks.