Cardiac Issues After COVID Infection and Vaccination: New Data
New data from two different sources on cardiac complications linked to COVID-19 have shown that such issues are low overall, but are higher after infection than after vaccination. The new information comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), and from a separate large international clinical study published online in Circulation on April 11
@poulami The CDC study analyzed electronic health record data from 40 US healthcare systems from January 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022, on more than 15 million people aged 5 years or older. It reports a rate of myocarditis or pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination of 0-35.9 per 100,000 for males and 0-10.9 per 100,000 for females across different age groups and vaccine cohorts. Rates of myocarditis or pericarditis after SARS-CoV-2 infection ranged from 12.6-114 per 100,000 for males and 5.4-61.7 per 100,000 for females across different age groups.