New research finds patients hospitalised with Covid-19 are 45 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with heart failure compared to patients hospitalised with something else. Photo: SCMP
New research finds patients hospitalised with Covid-19 are 45 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with heart failure compared to patients hospitalised with something else. Photo: SCMP

People hospitalised with Covid-19 may have higher heart failure risk: study

  • The findings support a growing body of research that suggests some people infected with Covid-19 go on to develop long-term heart problems
  • Critics of the study say there may be too many other factors that could explain the link between Covid-19 hospitalisation and heart failure

New research finds patients hospitalised with Covid-19 are 45 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with heart failure compared to patients hospitalised with something else. Photo: SCMP
New research finds patients hospitalised with Covid-19 are 45 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with heart failure compared to patients hospitalised with something else. Photo: SCMP
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