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Some pre-existing conditions may increase mortality risk for COVID-19 patients, says study

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A study conducted among COVID-19 patients has confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke and cancer can heighten a patient’s risk of dying from the viral illness.

Investigators noted that cardiovascular disease might double the risk of dying from COVID-19. Other pre-existing conditions may heightenthe risk of death in a COVID-19 patient by one-and-a-half to three fold. Investigators assessed data from over 65,000 patients from 25 studies globally. Certain pre-existing health conditions were found to impact survival rates more than others. In comparison with hospitalized COVID-19 patients without pre-existing conditions, those with diabetes and cancer were 1.5 times more likely to die, those with cardiovascular disease, hypertension and congestive heart failure were twice as likely to die, and those with chronic kidney disease had three times the likelihood of dying.The findings were published in PLOS ONE… (HT – ANI, October 9, 2020)

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