Chances of developing the heart condition six times greater after infection compared with rare side-effect of Pfizer/BioNTech jab
The agency is reviewing several dozen reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after vaccination, officials said. But the agency has not determined whether the vaccine caused the condition.
HEART inflammation triggered by some covid-19 vaccines has been a concern, especially in younger people, but a preliminary study suggests that in those most affected, it is six times more likely to occur after a coronavirus infection than after vaccination.
Weighing the balance of risks is a shade more challenging when it affects the youngest among us.
Sports leagues initially feared that testing positive for Covid-19 would lead to heart damage. The first comprehensive study—on hundreds of pro athletes—suggests that is rare.
The spread of Covid-19 associated with contact sports ripples outward from players, staff, and fans to entire communities.
Although high school athletes are at lower risk of developing Covid-19 than the general public, high school athletes are not immune to serious outcomes from the disease.
Naturally occurring heart inflammation is rare, but it does occur from time to time in teens and young adults. The rate seen after these vaccines is slightly higher than the "background" rate.
Heart and lung damage can happen after even mild illness, prompting doctors to recommend caution before returning to your workout.
After a year of frightening headlines, widespread concern, and countless retweets that the virus that causes Covid-19 may attack the heart more aggressively than any other viral illness, the verdict is in: It doesn’t.
But viruses can incidentally affect the heart. They do so often enough that in the Western world, they are the most common cause of myocarditis. At least 20 known viruses can trigger this condition, including those that cause influenza, Zika, dengue, and measles.
Fears that COVID-19 can cause the cardiac inflammation called myocarditis have grown, as doctors report seeing previously healthy people whose COVID-19 experience is trailed by myocarditis-induced heart failure.
A growing body of research is raising concerns about the cardiac consequences of the coronavirus. Taking on myocarditis is a chore. Thankfully, some acute cases resolve on their own, requiring only hospital monitoring and possibly some heart medications.
Two new studies from Germany paint a sobering picture of the toll that Covid-19 takes on the heart, raising the specter of long-term damage after people recover, even if their illness was not severe enough to require hospitalization.
Emerging data show that some of the coronavirus’s most potent damage is inflicted on the heart.
COVID-19 can do some pretty scary things to the human heart. It can trigger blood clots in severe cases and cause inflammation and scarring.
New research now shows that even young people with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic are at risk for developing potentially dangerous inflammation around the heart.
A disorder called POTS offers some treatment paths, but they are often arduous.
When 18-year-old athlete Lauren Bull learned that her mild case of COVID-19 had damaged her heart, she was determined to get her health back. She shares her story.
A small study found signs of heart inflammation in some college athletes who had coronavirus, but the link needs further investigation.
COVID-19 patients are susceptible to hypercoagulability. For the safe return to sports after COVID-19, athletes or individuals wanting to resume physical activity should complete screening for myocardial injury and myocarditis.
Human coronavirus-associated myocarditis is known, and a number of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19)–related myocarditis cases have been reported. The pathophysiology of COVID-19–related myocarditis is thought to be a combination of direct viral injury and cardiac damage due to the host’s immune response.
Although many clinical similarities exist with Kawasaki disease, COVID-19 post-infective myocarditis should be considered as a potential complication of COVID-19 that may not be limited to children.
Recent research suggests some people who recovered might have lingering heart inflammation and injury, even if their cases weren’t severe.
Even if myocarditis turns out to be a common feature of Covid, we won’t know how much it increases the total number of those affected by the condition. The definitive way to diagnose it is through a biopsy of heart tissue, but unless people show symptoms, they aren’t usually screened for myocarditis, which is typically caused by viruses, including influenza. When detected cases result in reduced cardiac function, about half the time the heart returns to normal on its own, even if scarring remains...