Covid pose higher risk to heart than Pfizer vaccine reveals study
In some previous reports, it was assessed that Pfizer and Moderna Coronavirus vaccines caused inflammation in the heart muscle.Author : A. Gayatri
A study on Coronavirus conducted in Israel reveals that the infection has a larger risk of heart inflammation than the Pfizer vaccine.
Researchers in Tel Aviv assess that there were three cases for every 100,000 people who got the Pfizer shot. However, the danger of heart inflammation from respiratory disease was estimated to be 11 per 100,000 people.
The study findings were published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr Grace Lee who is an infectious disease expert at Stanford University, informs that the study firstly aims at evaluating the possible threats from the Covid vaccine “in the context of understanding the potential benefits of vaccination”.
In some previous reports, it was assessed that Pfizer and Moderna Coronavirus vaccines caused inflammation in the heart muscle. The issue was generally found in male teens and young men, who complained of having chest pain a few days after getting vaccinated.
Around 800 vaccine-related cases have been verified by the US health officials, that make up to two types of inflammation - one in the heart muscle and the other in the lining of the heart.
Researchers from the Clalit Research Institute have examined thousands of individuals who were vaccinated and those not vaccinated. The unvaccinated persons were looked at separately given if they were infected with Covid or not.
The researchers were unable to make comparisons since the study involved two different groups of people, thus, only focusing on the Pfizer vaccine did not contribute to an analysis of results by age or sex.