How COVID-19 affects the heart: 3 findings

Gabrielle Masson –
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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The Journal of the American College of Cardiology released three documents Oct. 19 detailing what researchers understand about COVID-19s effect on the heart.

3 study findings:.

1. COVID-19 clients who currently have cardiovascular disease are at greater danger for heart rhythm disruptions and embolism, one study found. Researchers stated the long-term threat of major health problem for survivors of extreme COVID-19 doubts, but early observations are worrying.

2. People with cardiovascular problems who end up being infected with COVID-19 experience more extreme health problem and complications, such as shortness of breath and small blood embolisms forming in the lungs, heart and kidneys, a different study recommends. “Although most patients recuperate, those who survive severe illness might experience consistent physical and mental specials needs,” the authors write..

3. There are 4 pre-existing issues that can aggravate COVID-19: weight problems, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and hypertension, collectively called COVID-related cardiometabolic syndrome by the authors of a third research study. “The role of healthy lifestyles and pharmacotherapy targeting metabolic drivers to minimize cardiovascular danger is well-established,” said Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, lead author of the study and professor of medicine and medical director of New York City-based Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Heart. “However, lessons gained from the COVID-19 pandemic assistance shorter-term advantages of these interventions, similar to observed benefits on severe heart disease results.”.

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COVID-19 clients who already have heart disease are at higher risk for heart rhythm disruptions and blood embolisms, one study found. Individuals with cardiovascular issues who end up being contaminated with COVID-19 experience more serious disease and complications, such as shortness of breath and little blood clots forming in the lungs, heart and kidneys, a separate research study suggests. There are 4 pre-existing problems that can get worse COVID-19: weight problems, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, collectively called COVID-related cardiometabolic syndrome by the authors of a 3rd research study. “The role of healthy way of lives and pharmacotherapy targeting metabolic drivers to minimize cardiovascular threat is reputable,” said Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, lead author of the research study and teacher of medicine and medical director of New York City-based Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Heart.