Hernia mesh and cardiovascular disease.

Does mesh cause cholesterol build up in arteries and coronary artery disease?

It is plausable but I am not aware of any scientific evidence. We know that systemic inflamation is related to coronary artery disease(CAD). We use markers of inflamation such as c-reactive protein (CRP) to assess risk of CAD. Chronic dental and gum infections are a knows risk factor for CAD. If mesh is capable of causing a chronic systemic inflamatory response then it is plausable that it could be a cause of CAD. I caution the reader that this is speculation. However I have seen mesh do so many bizaar things I will not rule it out.

Evidence of systemic inflammation and estimation of coronary artery disease risk: a population perspective.

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