A breakthrough publication from Anne-Marie Fors Connolly: Increased risk of acute myocardial infarction and stroke following COVID-19
Text written by Anne-Marie Fors Connolly and Nóra Lehotai.
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A large nationwide study based on all COVID-19 patients in Sweden performed at Umeå University, concludes that the risk of acute myocardial infarction and stroke is three-fold increased the first two weeks following COVID-19. The study was published in The Lancet.
COVID-19 is a complex disease that affects many organs, and we therefore aimed to determine if COVID-19 is an acute risk factor for acute myocardial infarction and stroke, says Anne-Marie Fors Connolly who is a MIMS Clinical Research Fellow, a principal investigator at the Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, and responsible for the study.