Covid-19 increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, especially in people living with other diseases (comorbidities) that can increase the damage caused by the infection. Now, A new study indicates that a lack of vaccines may further increase the risk of cardiovascular events in infected patients.

The study, conducted by scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine in Mount Sinai in the USA, published in the scientific journal of the American College of Cardiology, used information from 1.9 million patients infected with covid-19 in the country. — data collected from March 2020 to February 2022.

Of all the data analyzed, the scientists found that 13,948 patients had experienced some type of serious cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke, and 3,175 died during these events. Therefore, they found that people who were partially or fully vaccinated were less associated with cardiac events during the six months following infection. Overall, the full dose of the vaccine helped reduce serious heart cases by 41%, while the risk was reduced by 24% for people who were partially vaccinated.

The article explains that older men with comorbid conditions are the most likely to experience a serious cardiac event, regardless of whether they are fully or partially vaccinated. The median time to serious cardiac events was 17 days after infection and about 212 days after the last dose of vaccine, the researchers say.

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“We sought to shed light on the impact of prior vaccination on cardiovascular events in people who develop COVID-19 and found an association, particularly among people with comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, liver disease, and obesity, with a lower risk of complications,” the study published.

Joy Jiang, one of the study’s authors, says the study could help improve vaccination rates, especially in patients with comorbidities. Still, it is important to delve deeper into the issue and understand the different variants of infections, reinfections and other important variations.

It’s worth noting that scientists argue that it’s not yet possible to attribute causation to the data, but there is evidence that vaccination can go beyond the symptoms of covid-19 and bring beneficial effects in the various complications that can occur after infection.

Research published in 2022 also reinforces the protective role of immunizers by showing that people who get the Covid vaccine also have a lower risk of developing myocarditis (heart inflammation) compared to those who have the disease.

Source: Tec Mundo

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