Tag: <span>cardiovascular disease</span>

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Doctors are finding damage in kidneys, hearts and elsewhere by COVID-19

The coronavirus kills by inflaming and clogging the tiny air sacs in the lungs, choking off the body’s oxygen supply until it shuts down the organs essential for life. But clinicians around the world are seeing evidence that suggests the virus also might be causing heart inflammation, acute kidney disease, neurological malfunction, blood clots, intestinal...

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Overweight man: the perfect victim of the COVID-19

In Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in Paris, London or New York, the question arises time and time again: why does the coronavirus seem to target the obese male population so much? According to Dr. Matthieu Schmidt, from the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, they find in France a very large proportion of patients who are overweight...

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Children are not immune to COVID-19

So far, the narrative has been that while the coronavirus may cause severe, or even fatal, disease in the elderly, the outcomes for children are reassuring. Nevertheless, there have been a few concerning reports of young people being seriously affected by the virus. Just as with adults, children exposed to the coronavirus can be infected...

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Estimation of risk factors for COVID-19 mortality

China CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has reported results of a descriptive exploratory analysis of all cases diagnosed until the 11th February 2020, presenting the epidemiologic curves and geo-temporal spread of COVID-19 along with case fatality rate according to some baseline characteristics, such as age, gender and several well-established high prevalence comorbidities. Despite...