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Season 4 Episode 3 : The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter: Covid's Effect on Heart Health

Because February is American Heart Health Month, in Episode 3 Alex and Mary discuss the latest research regarding how Covid affects the heart.


Episode Highlights

  • Welcome back! [1:33]

  • ntro [0:13]

  • Welcome Back! [1:25]

  • February is American Heart Health Month [3:37]

  • Heart issues have increased since 2020 [4:37]

  • Ages 25-44 [4:50]

  • Cedar-Sinai study [6:22]

  • Increase in heart-related deaths across every age group [6:29]

  • Higher viral load exposure [7:13]

  • Immune response in stronger immune systems [7:17]

  • Vaccines [8:50]

  • Virus more dangerous than vaccine [9:14]

  • Weigh the risks [10:00]

  • Myocarditis [11:10]

  • Increase in blood clot formation [13:30]

  • Inflammation in blood vessels [13:45]

  • Increase in stress and blood pressure [13:50]

  • Respiratory virus vs vascular virus[14:05]

  • Oximeter [15:20]

  • Continually changing research [17:00]

  • Long-Covid [17:40]

  • UF Health [18:13]

  • Dysgeusia and Parosmia [19:11]

  • Olfactory nerve[20:45]

  • Shout out to Ann Weismueller! [23:30]

  • Please “Like,” “Subscribe,” and “Follow” DTA [25:27]

  • Thanks for listening! [25:50]


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