Link between Heart Condition and Covid Established in a Study


eMediNexus    14 December 2022

According to a study published in the journal Nature Cardiovascular Research, researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Cardiac Institute have confirmed the link between a debilitating heart condition and COVID-19, as well as the condition and the COVID vaccine. The study suggested that a small population of patients vaccinated against COVID-19 may develop postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome or POTS.


They also found that people diagnosed with COVID-19 are five times more likely to develop the same cardiac condition after infection than after vaccination, emphasizing the importance of the vaccine. In the study, the researchers used the electronic medical records of 84,592 vaccinated patients treated within the broader Cedars-Sinai Health System between 2020 and 2022, as well as 12,460 Cedars-Sinai patients with COVID-19.


The findings of the study revealed that the odds of developing POTS are higher 90 days after vaccine exposure than 90 days before exposure. The researchers suggested interventions, including lifestyle modifications, and avoiding triggers such as prolonged standing, extreme heat, extreme cold, and alcoholic beverages, which can help reduce the risk of POTS. Additionally, the researchers recommended that eating a high-sodium diet and wearing abdominal or lower-body compression garments should be avoided. 


(Source: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/health/study-establishes-link-between-heart-condition-and-covid-460298 )

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