COVID-19 Increases Heart Attack Risks

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This article discusses the increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the weeks after one tests positive for COVID-19, including while one is ill with COVID-19.

“In one of the largest studies of its kind to date, researchers found strong evidence that heart attack and stroke risk rises sharply in the weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis…In the week after a COVID-19 diagnosis, the risk of a first heart attack increased by three to eight times.”