(Gray News) – A new study shows that people who had COVID-19 face a higher risk of long-term heart problems after recovering from the virus.
The study was published February 7 in the journal Nature Medicine.
Researchers looked at more than 153,000 U.S. veterans who had COVID-19. Their health was compared to those who never had COVID-19.
The study showed that those who had COVID-19 reported several health problems after recovering from the virus, including stroke, coagulation and heart attack.
Data show that in addition to the first 30 days after infection, people who had COVID-19 are also at risk for various heart problems, including “cerebrovascular disorders, dysrhythmias, ischemic and non-ischemic heart disease, pericarditis, myocarditis, heart failure and thromboembolic disease. . “
The study concludes that the risk of cardiovascular disease in survivors of COVID-19 is “significant.” Experts say that if you had COVID-19 and are experiencing heart problems, you should seek medical attention immediately.
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