Severe COVID-19 linked with 16-fold risk of life-threatening heart rhythm within 6 months

Patients with severe COVID-19 requiring mechanical ventilation are 16 times more likely to develop ventricular tachycardia within six months compared to their peers without severe infection, according to research presented at EHRA 2023, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Risks of other heart rhythm disorders were also elevated.

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