Medical Health Cluster


Cardiac Arrest Survival Lower in COVID-19 Inpatients

Survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest was roughly one-third lower in patients with COVID-19 infections compared to uninfected patients, based on data from nearly 25,000 individuals. Survival rates of less than 3% were reported in the United States and China for patients who suffered in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) while infected with […]

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Cardiac Function Normalizes by 3 Months in MIS-C in Study

Most children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome related to COVID-19 infection show recovery of cardiac function by 3 months, but longer term follow-up is still needed, suggests a new retrospective longitudinal cohort study. While 80%-85% of children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome have cardiovascular involvement, “lack of knowledge about the short-term consequences […]

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Respiratory, Cardiac, and Neurological Red Flags for Long COVID

Watch for the big three red flags – cardiac (ischaemia, tachyarrhythmia, myocarditis and pericarditis), neurological (TIA and stroke) and respiratory (pulmonary embolism) in patients with long COVID, says the GP lead of one of the country’s first long COVID clinics. Dr Harsha Master, lead in COVID assessment and rehabilitation, Hertfordshire Community NHS […]

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