COVID-19 and Your Heart
Learn how COVID-19 affects your heart.
COVID-19 most commonly affects your lungs, but it can also cause serious heart problems. Watch to learn how COVID-19 affects your heart and how you can help prevent infection.
Check this CDC page regularly if you are at higher risk for coronavirus.
During this rapidly evolving situation and time of great uncertainty, the NHLBI shares concerns about the pandemic. We are working hard to support necessary research that will answer key questions aimed at keeping people healthy.
Community leaders can play a vital role in connecting their communities with important, accurate information about public health and clinical research. Find resources that can help you talk with your communities about COVID-19, the vaccines being developed, and the importance of being included in research studies.
Did you know emergency department visits for cardiovascular disease have declined significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic? At least 1 in 5 expected emergency visits for heart attack or stroke did not occur during the initial months of COVID-19?
Heart attacks and strokes can be life-threatening. They are not taking a break for COVID-19. We are joining the CDC Million Hearts initiative and health organizations across the nation in spotlighting the importance of seeking emergency care for heart attack and stroke symptoms. Check out this CDC-approved PSA that explains the risks of neglecting emergency medical attention for heart attack or stroke.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, cardiovascular health remains a top public health priority – with heart disease and stroke continuing to be the #1 and #5 leading causes of death in the U.S.
In fact, there is a significant relationship between COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease, including more deaths from cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic and serious heart conditions associated with an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
We are joining the CDC Million Hearts initiative and health organizations across the nation in spotlighting the importance of maintaining your heart health, especially during COVID-19. Check out this CDC-approved PSA reminding Americans to guard their heart health, especially during this pandemic.