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Improving Heart Health May Reduce the Severity of COVID-19 Disease

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High blood pressure, smoking, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are associated with worse outcomes in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1

"Many of the cardiovascular risk factors associated with more severe consequences from COVID-19 are potentially modifiable," said study author Dr. Stephanie Harrison of the University of Liverpool, UK. "Clinicians and policymakers should consider that strategies which improve cardiovascular health may also improve outcomes for people following COVID-19."

Emerging evidence has suggested that ...