Patients with chronic hepatitis C are more likely to have
hypertension, in addition to insulin resistance and diabetes, and also
are at elevated risk for congestive heart failure, according to recent
Researchers evaluated data from 19,741 participants in the National
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 1999 and 2010. The
cohort included 173 patients with chronic HCV, with the remaining 19,568 classified as controls.