Myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke risk following COVID-19 infection : a Swedish database study

Takeaway

  • Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is independently associated with increased risks for acute myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemic stroke.

Why this matters

  • Population-based studies evaluating acute cardiovascular (CV) events following COVID-19 are lacking.

  • This study provides evidence that CV complications are a clinical manifestation of COVID-19, suggesting consideration of improved preventive and diagnostic strategies in COVID-19 patients.