Even mild COVID could affect long-term heart health, study suggests

Dr. Evelina Grayver considered herself an athlete. The 42-year-old cardiologist, who spent years working out daily, managed to stay COVID-free until January 2021. But since then, she has had difficulty doing things she normally would. 

“I walked up one flight of stairs and had to sit down because I couldn’t breathe,” Grayver said. 

Grayver, the director of Women’s Heart Health at Northwell Health, is one of the hundreds of thousands now victims of what’s known as long COVID — a syndrome that leaves people with

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New heart research shows long-term health effects of Covid

As far as Michelle Wilson knew, she’d recovered from Covid-19.

Wilson, 65, contracted the virus in November 2020. Her illness, she said, was mild, and she was feeling ready to go back to work as a nurse in St. Louis by early December.

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That’s when her heart problems began.

“I literally woke up one morning, and my heart was racing and beating erratically,” Wilson recalled. “I was having intense chest pain.”

Fortunately, Wilson was not having a heart attack. But she did develop long-term heart problems, including high blood pressure, putting her at

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Rare heart condition triggered by Covid vaccine is ‘mild and resolves quickly’, say scientists

A rare heart-related health condition induced by the Covid-19 vaccine is mild and resolves quickly, according to scientists.

Myocarditis is a condition which is characterised by inflamed cardiac muscle and can weaken the flow of blood around the body. The most common cause is infection and in those cases it can be serious, and even fatal.

Data show that coronavirus vaccines increase the risk of a person developing myocarditis, with the risk highest in young boys and after the second dose.

A group of experts from across the US reviewed 139 cases of vaccine-induced myocarditis from across the US in

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More states allow COVID vaccine boosters for all adults

Health authorities in Arkansas said on Monday they would broaden eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all adults, as a growing list of state and local officials look for ways to accelerate third doses in hopes of heading off a potential new wave of the virus.

“For Pfizer and Moderna, those who are 18 and over, go get the shot. There’s not any limitations on that. Obviously you should be six months after the second shot. But we want you to get the booster,” Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson told reporters on Monday.

That’s a significant expansion beyond the

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Colorado health officials give update on response to COVID

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DENVER — Officials with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will give an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts Wednesday afternoon.

Speakers will include State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy, and COVID-19 Incident Commander Scott Bookman.

9NEWS will live stream the news conference scheduled for 10:40 a.m. in the video player above, on 9NEWS streaming devices, on the 9NEWS YouTube channel and on the 9NEWS

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3rd COVID vaccine dose recommended for heart transplant patients | WWTI

(WWTI) — Health officials from across the country are recommending a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for some patients with weakened immune systems.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is recommending a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for heart transplant patients and those with weakened immune systems. This recommendation was issued in a joint statement from the two organizations.

Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately to severely

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