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Examining association between common antibiotic use, risk of cardiovascular death

JAMA Network Open

What The Study Did: This observational study examined the risk of cardiovascular death and sudden cardiac death associated with use of the antibiotic azithromycin compared with amoxicillin.

Authors: Jonathan G. Zaroff, M.D., of Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.8199)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflicts of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflicts of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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