COVID-19 survivors face increased risk of heart problems: study

COVID-19 survivors face increased risk of heart problems: study


People who battled COVID-19, including those who weren’t sick enough to be hospitalized, may face an increased risk of major heart problems one year after infection, according to a new report.

Researchers at the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System in Missouri found that COVID survivors who weren’t hospitalized had a 39 percent increased risk of developing heart failure in the first year compared to someone who never had the virus, Bloomberg reports.

They also had a 119 percent increased risk of developing a potentially fatal blood clot and a 24 percent increased risk of having a stroke, the study found.

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The increased risks were even greater for those who were hospitalized with the virus, with a 482 percent chance of cardiac

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