Two recent studies show that COVID-19 infection increases the risk of major cardiovascular outcomes.
- A DeVries et al.JAMA Health Forum. 2023;4(3):e230010. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.0010 Open Access! One-Year Adverse Outcomes Among US Adults With Post–COVID-19 Condition vs Those Without COVID-19 in a Large Commercial Insurance Database
This case-control study leveraged a large commercial insurance database and found increased rates of adverse outcomes over a 1-year period for a post-COVID-19 cohort surviving the acute phase of illness. Methods: An index month was set by adding 30 days to the COVID-19 diagnosis date (this study looked at outcomes starting one month after diagnosis).
- W Wang et al. The Lancet 2022; DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101619 Open Access! Long-term cardiovascular outcomes in COVID-19 survivors among non-vaccinated population: A retrospective cohort study from the TriNetX US collaborative networks
This study used the data from the US Collaborative Network in TriNetX. From a cohort of more than 42 million records between 1 January 2019 and 31 March 2022, a total of 4,131,717 participants who underwent SARS-CoV-2 testing were recruited.
Eric Topol: Summary of studies relating cardiovascular outcomes:
My take: Many detractors of vaccination have focused on potential cardiac adverse events. These studies indicate that COVID vaccination provides protection against major cardiovascular outcomes