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COVID-19 Infection Linked with Higher Death Rate in Acute Heart Failure Patients

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Patients with acute heart failure nearly double their risk of dying if they get COVID-19, according to research published today in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 The small, single center study highlights the need for patients with heart failure to take extra precautions to avoid catching COVID-19.

"Our results support prioritizing heart failure patients for COVID-19 vaccination once it is available," said study lead investigator Dr. Amardeep Dastidar, a consultant interventional cardiologist at North Bristol NHS Trust and Bristol Heart Institute, UK. "In the meantime, heart failure patients of all ...