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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Heart transplant – WebMD

A heart transplant is the replacement of a person’s diseased or damaged heart with a donor’s healthy heart. The donor is a person who has died and whose family has agreed to donate their loved one’s organs.

In the more than four decades since the performance of the first human heart transplant in 1967, heart transplantation has changed from an experimental operation to an established treatment for advanced heart disease. More than 2,000 heart transplants are performed each year in the U.S. Each year thousands more would benefit from a heart transplant if more donated hearts were available.


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How often do young women die of heart attacks and what can you do to improve your heart health?

The news of 52-year-old Senator Kimberley Kitching’s death from a suspected heart attack is a tragic loss that has shocked many women.

At a time when the community was grappling with the sudden death of Shane Warne – and we asked the men in our lives to pay attention to their heart health – Kitching’s sudden death served as a stark warning of the risk of heart disease to women.

These risks are often overlooked, particularly in younger women, and the warning signs may differ from those typically seen in men.

What’s the risk of having a heart

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A Maine mom who had a heart transplant has an important message

The American Heart Association says complications during pregnancy are increasing and they are often overlooked as warning signs for a woman’s heart health.A Westbrook mom who needed a heart transplant despite having no family history of the disease hopes expecting moms will pay attention to their health.“I just started to notice more swelling and shortness of breath,” Tiffany Dunn said. “This was the summer of 2018.”The symptoms got worse for Dunn. She was 37 weeks along when doctors said she was in heart failure.“We need to get all of the fluid off of you and by the way, we’re going … Read More

Serious mental health conditions may double heart disease risk, study says

Study: Serious mental health conditions may double heart disease risk

People with serious mental health conditions are at greater risk for heart disease, according to a new study. File Photo by hywards/Shutterstock

People with serious mental illness have up to double the risk of heart disease, and should have their heart health monitored from a young age, a new study finds.

Specifically, those mental health issues are bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

“Previous research has indicated that people diagnosed with a serious mental illness die 10-20 years earlier than the general population, and their leading cause of death is heart disease,” said lead author Dr. Rebecca Rossom.

“Our study

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Heart health and COVID-19: What patients should know | Brand Ave. Studios



Monument Health Heart and Vascular Institute, member of Monument Health Hospital medical staff

February was American Heart Month, and as America continues to recover from a once-in-a-generation pandemic, one of the region’s leading cardiologists offers his insight on what the effects of COVID-19 could be on one of the body’s most important organs.

Alexander Schabauer, M.D., is part of the team at Monument Health Heart and Vascular Institute in Rapid City. Here is what he had to say about staying healthy as the pandemic enters its third year.

Cardiovascular risk

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