Asthma, a chronic condition marked by airway inflammation, results from a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors, including urban pollution. Asthma varies in severity and can be intermittent or persistent. Allergic asthma is most common and linked to elevated IgE levels and eosinophilic airway inflammation. Additionally, asthma exacerbations, often triggered by respiratory infections, significantly impact patient’s well-being. Apart from its respiratory impact, asthma has notable implications for the cardiovascular system. Chronic inflammation, common to both asthma and cardiovascular disease (CVD), contributes to atherosclerosis, plaque rupture, and acute CVD events. Studies suggest that persistent asthma is associated with a higher risk of CVD events. While asthma poses challenges in diagnosis and management, it also underscores the importance of monitoring cardiovascular health in asthma patients, given the clear link between these two conditions. Further research is needed to better understand this complex relationship.
Aim: The aim of this article is to highlight the significance of allergic asthma‘s negative impact on the cardiovascular system.
Keyword(s): Allergic asthma, asthma complications, cardiovascular system.