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What is the association of COVID-19 with heart attacks and strokes?

It has been known for several decades that there is a transient increase in the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke in association with influenza, pneumonia, acute bronchitis, and other chest infections.

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Influenza infection and risk of acute myocardial infarction in England and Wales: a CALIBER self-controlled case series study.