Mobile, Alabama (WKRGMore) — WKRG is Kenneth M. Burnham, MD, FACC of cardiology associates Discuss COVID vaccination on mobile. “People have heard that getting the vaccine puts them at risk of developing heart problems,” Dr. Burnham said.
Dr. Burnham aims to set the record straight on the notion of how vaccination puts you at risk of developing heart disease.
“Although myocarditis and inflammation of the heart muscle can occur as a result of vaccination, raresaid Dr. Burnham.
“The fact is, what we are concerned about is people getting COVID itself and getting infected in connection with it,” added Dr. Burnham. “They are much more likely to develop myocarditis or this inflammation of the heart muscle.
Dr. Burnham says unvaccinated people who have had COVID-related myocarditis should be vaccinated because they are at increased risk of damage from other COVID infections.
“This recommendation is very important right now because people with myocarditis have a small risk of developing abnormal heart rhythms and potentially progressing to other heart problems,” Dr. Burnham said. says.
If you happen to be one of those rare people whose heart has been inflamed by a vaccine, Burnham says that it happens immediately instead of six months later, so no additional vaccine is recommended.
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