Heartache from Covid-19

  • Letters
  • Friday, 21 May 2021

COVID-19 doesn’t just affect the lungs; it also has devastating and potentially long-term effects on the heart. Research shows that Covid-19 can either worsen underlying cardiovascular diseases (CVD) or precipitate de novo (new) cardiac complications.

Globally, there are about 1.7 billion people with at least one underlying health condition, including CVD. This escalates the risk of heart complications, cardiovascular events, and mortality among those infected.

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