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The COVID Comorbidity Crisis

Evidence of heart complications in survivors of COVID-19 raises significant concerns about the lasting impact of the pandemic. Not only does the prevalence of non-communicable diseases increase the risks associated with the virus, but the virus apparently is adding to the global burden of NCDs.

ABUJA – Growing evidence shows that COVID-19 survivors can suffer from long-term health effects, not least heart-related complications. New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that many people who recover from the virus have heart inflammation (myocarditis). Of 100 survivors in the study, 78 had evidence of previous heart inflammation, and 60 showed ongoing inflammation at the time of observation.