Lockdowns and stress blamed for CV health downturn during COVID-19

Half of those who underwent heart checks recorded results outside a healthy range

Australians’ cardiovascular health appears to have worsened since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with lockdowns and behavioural changes blamed for the decline.

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney says almost half of patients who underwent heart checks since March 2020 recorded results outside a healthy range.