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Heart Damage Plagues Covid Survivors a Year After Infection, Study Shows

  • Nearly 1-in-7 ICU survivors suffer excess major heart problems
  • Covid-19 will exacerbate harm caused by cardiovascular disease
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Study Finds Lasting Heart Damage in Covid-19 Survivors

Heart damage from Covid-19 extends well beyond the disease’s initial stages, according to a study that found even people who were never sick enough to need hospitalization are in danger of developing heart failure and deadly blood clots a year later.

Heart disease and stroke are already the leading causes of death worldwide. The increased likelihood of lethal heart complications in Covid survivors -- who number in the hundreds of millions globally -- will add to its devastation, according to the study, which is under consideration for publication by a Nature journal.