Heart problems associated with COVID

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released more data regarding
cardiac complications after COVID and mRNA vaccines.

PNC’s Don Sulat has the report on this story…

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Using electronic health record data from 40 U.S. health care systems, the CDC reports that investigators were able to calculate incidences of cardiac outcomes, from those who were infected by SARS-CoV-2, otherwise known as COVID.

The Cardiac complications particularly associated with mRNA vaccines and COVID are Myocarditis and pericarditis.

According to the Department of Public Health and Social Services Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Leon Guerrero, the cardiac problems associated with COVID have been a developing issue, since COVID’s discovery back in 2019. Guerrero says, “But what people didn’t understand was that there was Myocarditis in the infection itself, in those people, especially the adults, that were admitted in 2019. But it was a whole spectrum of problems and so the Myocarditis portion kind of in the scheme of things because most of the problems that they were dealing with were respiratory.”

Dr. Leon Guerrero further added that Myocarditis got brought up because of the mRNA complications brought up in young adults and adolescents, saying “Myocarditis is more prominent in the disease than the actual vaccine.”

The study reports, “The incidence of cardiac outcomes after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination was highest for males aged 12-17 years after the second vaccine dose; however, within this demographic group, the risk for cardiac outcomes 1.8-5.6 times as high after SARS-CoV-2 infection than after the second vaccine dose.”

Moreover, the study also supported Dr. Leon Guerrero’s earlier statements. Saying that the “risk for cardiac outcomes was…significantly higher after SARS-CoV-2 infection than after first second, or unspecified dose of mRNA COVID vaccination.”

And that the findings support the continued use of mRNA Covid vaccines for those who are eligible.

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Born and raised on the island of Saipan, Don moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team to broaden his writing, and to challenge himself to get in front of the camera. Don’s ultimate goal and passion is to have a well informed and politically engaged Marianas. Don is the News Director for PNC.