More Data Showing Increased Cardiovascular Risks with COVID-19 & Vaccination Reduces This Risk

Two recent studies show that COVID-19 infection increases the risk of major cardiovascular outcomes.

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).

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