Some recent studies have suggested that asthma people may be at a higher risk of developing heart disease.
A study conducted on non-smoking asthma patients showed that they are 33% more at risk of developing heart disease as compared to the non-smoking people without asthma. Hence researchers suggest that asthma patients should keep the various heart disease risk factors (such as blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood sugar) within normal limits.
Researchers have not been able to find the exact cause of the increased risk in asthma patients for heart disease. It is impossible to say whether this increased risk is due to the asthma treatments or other factors, such as genetic tendencies. Researchers also speculate that the inflammatory process in asthma may have some role to play. However all the studies are in their early stages and further research is still required to establish a strong link