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Young people are experiencing rare cases of heart inflammation after getting coronavirus vaccines, but doctors say the risk of COVID-19 is far greater

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  • Young people who got COVID-19 vaccines have reported higher rates of heart inflammation.

  • The CDC is investigating whether there’s a link between the Pfizer and Moderna shots and these events.

  • Even if there is a link, doctors said, the risk from COVID-19 is far greater than from the vaccines.

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Young people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccines have reported higher-than-usual rates of heart inflammation and swelling, US health officials said on Thursday.

The findings are preliminary and

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Small study shows heart damage after COVID-19 uncommon in college athletes

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In a small study, researchers found college athletes who contracted COVID-19 rarely had cardiac complications. Most had mild COVID symptoms that did not require treatment, and in a small percentage of those with abnormal cardiac testing, there was no evidence of heart damage on special imaging tests. All athletes returned to sports without any health concerns, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

In spring 2020, concerns about heart damage, especially inflammation, among athletes with COVID-19 led to recommendations for cardiac screening based on symptom severity before resuming

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Mild COVID-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting heart damage

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Mild Covid-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting damage to the structure or function of the heart, according to a study led by UCL (University College London) researchers and funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Barts Charity.

The researchers say the results, published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, should reassure the public, as they relate to the vast majority of people who had Covid-19 infections with mild or no symptoms.

This study of 149 healthcare workers recruited from Barts Health and Royal Free London NHS Trusts is the largest and most detailed study to

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Child mental health visits in Spokane climb 73% due to COVID-19

Admissions into the hospital’s Adolescent Psychiatric Unit has drastically increased compared to last year. The state has created a “behavioral toolbox” for parents.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee released an Emergency Proclamation in March regarding a mental health crisis among Washington children and youth.

The proclamation highlighted a sharp increase in mental health visits among children. The governor then listed hospitals seeing particularly high numbers.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is at the top of the list with the steepest increase of acute care admissions across the state.

When compared to 2019, Sacred Heart has seen a 73% increase

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COVID-19 long haulers experience heart conditions and other health issues

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Local health experts say they’re keeping their eye on a new issue popping up in adults after they’ve recovered from COVID-19. They say they’re seeing more middle-aged adults suffer heart-related issues.

University Hospital is starting a post-COVID treatment clinic and doctors say patients are coming in often with COVID-related issues months after their diagnosis.

“It’s a miracle they survive and they’re saying it’s a miracle that you’re still breathing,” said Abraham Manimalethu, an 81-year-old man that spent nine days fighting COVID-19 at University Hospital back in January. He is now dealing with post-COVID syndrome.

“In the

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COVID-19 impacts heart health

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – American Heart Month has come to an end, but heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States. Now COVID-19 is also playing a role in cardiovascular health.

Heart health is a core aspect of life for Devon Brzezynski.

“I told myself at a really young age that I was going to take care of myself,” she said.

Brzezynski did not have much of a choice: she was born with a congenital heart defect. Her parents made the difficult decision to put their newborn under the knife for surgery.

“It was

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