Mar 8

COVID Patients at Risk for 20 Cardiovascular Diseases

By: Carolyn Crist COVID Patients at Risk for 20 Cardiovascular Diseases March 4, 2022 — People who contract COVID-19 face higher risks for 20 different heart and vascular diseases after being infected, according to a new study published in Nature Medicine. Even people who weren’t hospitalized with COVID-19 developed more cardiovascular disease than those who […]

Feb 22

Rogue antibodies make cells “sticky” to trigger blood clots in COVID-19 patients

Scientists have discovered that “rogue” antibodies found circulating in the blood of COVID-19 patients have the potential to cause cells to lose their resistance to clotting. Scientists have discovered that “rogue” antibodies found circulating in the blood of COVID-19 patients have the potential to cause cells to lose their resistance to clotting. Researchers at Michigan […]

Dec 17

Aging stiffens the blood vessels but their flexibility also fluctuates based on a woman’s hormone state

Credit: Eero Haapala A study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences measured arterial stiffness in women from wide age range. Increased stiffness is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Age was a strong determinant of arterial stiffness. Indicative of the role of hormones, menstrual cycle phase, […]

Nov 21

For Men, Low Testosterone Means High Risk of Severe COVID-19

Yes, we regularly evaluate our male patients for testosterone deficiencies. Another risk factor when it’s low for vascular disease. The COVID-19 virus attacks the wall of the vasculature. For men, low testosterone means high risk of severe COVID-19 New clues on why more men than women develop severe disease Throughout the pandemic, doctors have seen […]