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Research Article

Cardiac Complications in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

  • Vicente F. Corrales-Medina mail,

    vcorrales@toh.on.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Kathryn N. Suh,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Gregory Rose,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Julio A. Chirinos,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Steve Doucette,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • D. William Cameron,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Dean A. Fergusson

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: June 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001048

About the Authors

Vicente F. Corrales-Medina, Kathryn N. Suh, Gregory Rose, Steve Doucette, D. William Cameron, Dean A. Fergusson
Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Vicente F. Corrales-Medina, Kathryn N. Suh, Gregory Rose, Steve Doucette, D. William Cameron, Dean A. Fergusson
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Julio A. Chirinos
Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: vcorrales@toh.on.ca

Competing Interests

VFCM has provided consulting services to CEMPRA pharmaceuticals. GR is involved in a research study sponsored by CEMPRA pharmaceuticals.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VFCM KNS GR JAC DWC DAF. Performed the experiments: VFCM KNS GR DAF. Analyzed the data: SD DAF. Wrote the paper: VFCM JAC SD DWC DAF. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: VFCM KNS GR JAC SD DWC DAF. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: VFCM KNS GR JAC SD DWC DAF. Wrote the first draft of the paper: VFCM.