syphilis refers to the infection of the heart and
related blood vessels by the syphilis bacteria. This complication usually
begins as an
inflammation of the arteries. Destruction caused by
cardiovascular syphilis can be life-threatening.
Complications of cardiovascular syphilis include:
Narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood
to the heart, which may lead to chest pain (angina),
heart attack, and possibly death.
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