There is now a significant body of evidence that the mRNA Covid vaccines (Pfizer/Moderna) are increasing the risk of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. The question is – who is most at risk? A new study published in the British Medical Journal looked at the cases of cardiac arrest following vaccination with either Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccine in people aged 18-64. The study found that the overall risk of cardiac arrest was 5.3 times higher after the first dose and 16.7 times higher after the second dose for those who received the Pfizer vaccine. For those who received the Moderna vaccine, the overall risk of cardiac arrest was 4.5 times higher after the first dose and 11.8 times higher after the second dose. So far, most of the reported cases have been in women under the age of 55. However, men over the age of 55 are also at risk and should be monitored closely after vaccination.
What are the risks of the Covid mRNA vaccines?
There are several risks associated with the Covid mRNA vaccines. First, the vaccine may cause inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis). This can lead to a decrease in heart function and potentially cardiac arrest. Second, people with preexisting heart conditions are at greater risk for developing myocarditis after receiving the vaccine. Finally, the vaccine may also increase the risk of blood clots, which can lead to stroke or heart attack.
Who is most at risk for developing a cardiac arrest?
There are several groups of people who are most at risk for developing a cardiac arrest after receiving a Covid mRNA vaccine. These include the elderly, pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions, and children.
The elderly are the most at risk group for developing a cardiac arrest after receiving a Covid mRNA vaccine. This is because as we age, our hearts become less efficient at pumping blood and our arteries become narrower. This makes it more likely for someone in this age group to develop a clotting disorder, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Pregnant women are also at an increased risk for developing a cardiac arrest after receiving a Covid mRNA vaccine. This is because the placenta provides oxygen and nutrients to the developing baby and can also help remove waste products from the baby’s blood. When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated, her immune system produces antibodies that can cross the placenta and enter the baby’s circulation. These antibodies can cause the baby’s heart to stop beating if they bind to proteins in the heart muscle or block essential nutrients from reaching the baby.
Those with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, or chronic kidney disease are also at
What are the symptoms of a cardiac arrest?
When someone experiences a cardiac arrest, their heart stops beating. This is usually due to an electrical problem in the heart. Cardiac arrest can happen suddenly and without warning.
The most common symptom of a cardiac arrest is loss of consciousness. Other symptoms may include:
-Shortness of breath
-Nausea or vomiting
How to prevent a cardiac arrest
Cardiac arrest is a sudden, often fatal, heart condition that occurs when the heart muscle stops pumping blood. It is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment.
There are many causes of cardiac arrest, but the most common is an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation. This occurs when the electrical signals that control the heart’s pumping action become erratic and the heart muscle quivers instead of contracting properly.
Cardiac arrest can be caused by a variety of conditions, including heart attacks, electrical shocks, drug overdoses, and drowning. However, the most common cause of cardiac arrest is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is a condition in which the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become blocked or narrowed due to plaque buildup.
The best way to prevent cardiac arrest is to avoid its underlying causes. This means maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing any underlying health conditions you may have. For example, if you have CAD, it’s important to take steps to control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. If you have diabetes, it’s important to keep your blood sugar levels under control. And if you’re at risk for electrical shocks, it’s important to avoid exposure to high voltage sources.
The findings of this study are significant and should be taken seriously by anyone who is considering getting the Covid vaccine. The risks seem to be highest for those who are already at risk for heart disease, so it is important to talk to your doctor before getting the vaccine if you have any concerns. With that said, the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh the risks, so please don’t let this discourage you from getting vaccinated if you are eligible.