A recent research claimed
New York. A recent research has claimed that people infected with Kovid-19 suffering from genetic high cholesterol, heart disease or both diseases may be at higher risk of heart attack. Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common genetic condition that increases the risk of heart disease by up to 20 times due to increased levels of lifelong low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C).
The latest study also confirms that COVID-19 increases the rate of heart attacks in individuals with established atherosclerotic heart disease (ASCVD). The researchers said that individuals with probable FH pre-existing ASCVD who had contracted the COVID-19 infection had heart attacks at an annual rate seven times higher than their counterparts (who were not affected by COVID). “This study is a call to action to diagnose individuals with this deadly genetic condition, which is hidden from plain sight within our health system,” Mary McGowan, chief medical officer of the FH Foundation, said in a statement. Take special precautions related to Kovid-19 infection.
FH is an untapped opportunity for heart disease prevention. The researchers found the highest rate of heart attack was seen in people infected with COVID-19 with known ASCVD with the presence of FH or probable FH. Kelly Myers, chief technology officer of the FH Foundation, described the research results as significant. For the study, the team analyzed 55,412,462 individuals, dividing the groups into six matched groups, including diagnosed FH, probable FH and ASCVD. Be involved. These included people who had coronavirus and also included people who were not infected.