Risk of cardiovascular disease in post COVID-19 patients

Authors: Vasilieva E.Yu., Elizarova A.K.

Company: 1 Davydovskiy City Clinical Hospital, Moscow, Russian Federation
2 Cardiology Chair of A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Moscow, Russian Federation MSUMD

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Type:  Editorial article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24022/1997-3187-2022-16-3-273-277

For citation: Vasilieva E.Yu., Elizarova A.K. Risk of cardiovascular disease in post COVID-19 patients. Creative Cardiology. 2022; 16 (3): 273–7 (in Russ.). DOI: 10.24022/1997-3187-2022-16-3-273-277

Received / Accepted:  31.08.2022 / 02.09.2022

Keywords: COVID-19 post-COVID-19 syndrome, cardiovascular disease, myocardial injury, endothelial dysfunction

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As the COVID-19 pandemic began, various non-specific symptoms were detected among recovered patients, such as general weakness, fatigue and insomnia. Later different studies described an increase in the incidence of cardiovascular complications (myocardial infarction, stroke, arrhythmia, myocarditis, pulmonary embolism, heart failure, hypertensive crisis) after a COVID-19 infection, while the exact mechanisms remain unclear. This article depicts the most significant data currently available on the incidence of cardiovascular complications after a COVID-19 infection and also describes some of the possible pathogenetic mechanisms.


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About Authors

  • Elena Yu. Vasilieva, Dr. Med. Sci., Professor, Head of Laboratory of MSUMD of A.I. Yevdokimov, President of Davydovskiy CC; ORCID
  • Antonina K. Elizarova, Postgraduate of Cardiology Chair of MSUMD of A.I. Yevdokimov, Cardiologist of Department of Cardiology for Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction of Davydovskiy CCH; ORCID

Chief Editor

Leo A. Bockeria, MD, PhD, DSc, Professor, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, President of Bakoulev National Medical Research Center for Cardiovascular Surgery