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Large-Scale Study Finds Increased Risk for Heart Disease Among COVID-19 Survivors
Results of a study recently published in Nature Medicine emphasize the fact that COVID-19 is most definitely not the flu. Upon examination of the health records of more than 11 million United States veterans, the risk for serious heart conditions—including heart attacks, arrhythmias, strokes, transient ischemic attacks, heart failure, inflammatory heart disease, cardiac arrest, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis—was higher among those who had recovered from COVID-19 during the past year than those who had never been infected with SARS-CoV-2. As the study was conducted on a mostly older white male subject group, the research will need to be replicated among more diverse populations. In addition, examination on how COVID-19 causes heart damage is needed. Click here to read more.