COVID-19

Cardiologists are confident COVID-related shortfalls will soon be behind them, according to the report. 

Researchers used medical imaging, blood work and advanced AI algorithms to examine patient health six months after a mild COVID-19 infection. 

Young adults who had COVID-19—even those who never had strong symptoms—may go on to have significant cardiovascular issues later in life.

The team behind the new guidance also emphasized how important it still is for all adults to get vaccinated. 

Six healthcare organizations, including the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association, signed the letter. 

Researchers presented new data from the North American COVID-19 Myocardial Infarction registry, detailing the ongoing pandemic's "deadly impact." 

The median time from a positive serological test result to acute ischemic stroke was nearly 55 days. 

Tommy Sweeney was the first NFL player to come down with myocarditis following a case of COVID-19, missing the rest of the 2020 season after his diagnosis in November.

The FDA and CDC announced the recommendation in a new joint statement. Nearly 7 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in the United States so far. 

The European Medicines Agency is investigating the issue with help from the FDA. At this stage, the group emphasized that it remains unclear if the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is associated with any specific blood clot risk.

These blood clots have been responsible for a total of 18 deaths. Experts have continued to emphasize that the benefits of vaccination still outweigh the risks.

The pandemic made a clear impact on physician prescription and ordering practices. Will these things return to normal as more and more people continue to get vaccinated?