2020
DOI: 10.1590/s1678-9946202062045 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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“…Brazil has reported 83% of comorbidities in 17,752 cases of death in patients with COVID-19. Chronic heart disease (35.1%; 5170/14,737) and diabetes (28.7%; 4233/14,737) were the top 2 comorbidities linked to 14,737 deaths reported due to the COVID-19 [ 33 ].…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
“…People with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, immunodeficiency, hypertension (Ejaz et al, 2020;Flaherty et al, 2020), and diabetes, along with elderly patients (Wang et al, 2020) are more prone to infection and death by SARS-CoV-2 than healthy people. In Brazil, chronic heart disease is the deadliest comorbidity in COVID-19 patients (Pachiega et al, 2020).…”
Section: Epidemiology Of Sars-cov-2 Infectionmentioning
“…Alongside the greater risk to severe outcomes in the case of COVID-19 4 , the general orientation to stay home and misjudgment from the need of healthcare assistance as not urgent, are some factors that may be associated with such findings. Nevertheless, these health conditions have distinct characteristics and healthcare needs, so the outcome to decline in-person medical assistance might worse increasing symptoms and potentially aggravate the health status for this expressive group in our population 36 . Strategies and actions are warrant-ed to inform the population about the possible harmful effects of avoiding seeking healthcare assistance, and how to seek health services with safety, to minimize the risk of aggravated health conditions, especially during COVID-19 pandemic.…”
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“…Person suffering from COVID-19 and acute coronary syndrome are adopted in catheterization laboratory to check viral spread 60,61 . Heart diseases were found to be most prevalent co-morbidities in COVID-19 patients dying in Brazil 25 .…”
Section: Covid-19 and Heart Diseasesmentioning
“…The two life style associated conditions of overweight and obesity are identified as potential risks factors towards contributing to severe illness associated in COVID-19 patients 18,21 . The most common co-morbidities that have been identified with SARS-CoV-2 infection are heart diseases, hypertension, and diabetes 20,[22][23][24][25] , which are the commonly found clinical conditions worldwide. Presence of diabetes and hypertension were found to be associated with a 2-fold while CVDs were associated with 3-fold increased requirement of intensive care and greater risk of severe disease, suggesting the importance of these co-morbidities as prognostic markers 23 .…”
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