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COVID Vaccines Are Safe For Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

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COVID-19 vaccination is not associated with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with established cardiovascular disease, according to a large study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 

“Our study showed that pre-existing cardiovascular disease should not prevent people from getting vaccinated against COVID-19,” said study author Dr. Esther W. Chan of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. “Vaccination is particularly important for this group since cardiovascular disease is associated with worse ...