Revealed: COVID-19's insidious cardiovascular legacy

A study of millions of US veterans finds people surviving the illness have a higher risk of heart disorders and stroke

COVID-19 infection appears to significantly increase the risk of heart and thromboembolic disease for at least a year after recovery, even if patients did not end up in hospital, researchers warn. 

A US veterans’ database study shows raised rates for a broad range of cardiac disorders among former COVID-19 patients compared with people who escaped the virus. 

Researchers followed 153,750 veterans who survived the first 30 days of COVID-19 and two control groups — 5.6 million people who never developed

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