COVID-19: Still a concern for the heart
The novel coronavirus is especially risky for people who have or are at risk for cardiovascular disease.
Editor's note: Research and news about COVID-19 change rapidly. For updated information about the pandemic, see www.health.harvard.edu/cvrc.
When cases of COVID-19 began to surge across the globe earlier this year, doctors quickly realized the infection was particularly dangerous for people with heart disease and related conditions, especially high blood pressure. These health problems become more prevalent with age, so could that explain why COVID-19 is more deadly in older people?