What is it about?

We follow-up patients with and without COVID-19 for 1 year to determine the effects of COVID-19 on the cardiovascular health of the participants.

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Why is it important?

The long-term cardiovascular outcomes (heart attached, vein and lung clots, cardiac arrhythmias, etc. ) after the COVID-19 infection are unknown. This study is the first dedicated study assessing whit pre-specified and standardized methodology the potential effects that COVID-19 may have on cardiovascular health.


COVID-19 infection is associated with a high burden of cardiovascular events clustered within the first month. In the post-acute phase beyond 30 days, I think there is a nonsignificant or slightly increased risk of cardiovascular events. Overall, the cardiovascular risk after COVID-19 may not be as high as initially feared. Patients with previous cardiovascular risk factors and require intensive care admission exhibit an increased risk.

Luis Ortega
University of Florida

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This page is a summary of: One-year cardiovascular outcomes after coronavirus disease 2019: The cardiovascular COVID-19 registry, PLoS ONE, December 2022, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0279333.
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