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.