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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Barbra Streisand on COVID’s long-term issues

Barbra Streisand and Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz

The last thing we need during the holidays – especially amid a global pandemic – is another reason to worry, but women, in particular, should be concerned about their heart health. 

A decade ago, we joined forces to combat gender inequity in cardiovascular research, treatment and prevention. We knew heart disease was seen as a “men’s disease” despite being the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, that women were excluded from research studies, and that even many doctors didn’t know that women’s and men’s hearts and symptoms are

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This Diet and Exercise Combo Is the Key to Long-Term Weight Loss, New Study Says

Worldwide, the prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. Today, there are 650 million people who qualify as obese, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Obesity can lead to serious health conditions, like heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and treating obesity—that is, losing weight and keeping it off—is not easy.

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine endeavored to find the most effective way to maintain healthy weight loss. In a randomized clinical trial, the researchers looked at 215 participants with obesity and found that the most effective way to lose and

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