Even Mild COVID Tied to Vascular Impairment

9/18/2022 12:05:00 PM

COVID-19 infection is significantly associated with chronically impaired #cerebral #vasoreactivity, results of a small study show. #MedTwitter

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COVID-19 infection is significantly associated with chronically impaired cerebral vasoreactivity, results of a small study show. MedTwitter

More research suggests a link between COVID-19 infection and chronic cerebrovascular impairment, revealing decreases in both cerebral vasoreactivity and cerebral blood flow.

," the investigators note.Callen said it is"unknown whether the lack of statistical significance in the differences in vasoreactivity impairment with those living with long COVID symptoms is due to a lack of a biomechanistic correlation or due to statistical underpowering."

If it is the latter,"it may emphasize the role of vascular health in those living with long COVID symptoms and potentially all individuals living with COVID," he added.Independent Risk Factor?Commenting on the study forMedscape Medical News, Jared Narvid, MD, associate professor of neuroradiology, University of California San Francisco, said it"adds to the literature suggesting a correlation between COVID-19 infection and measures of cerebrovascular abnormality."

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Callen said it is"unknown whether the lack of statistical significance in the differences in vasoreactivity impairment with those living with long COVID symptoms is due to a lack of a biomechanistic correlation or due to statistical underpowering." If it is the latter,"it may emphasize the role of vascular health in those living with long COVID symptoms and potentially all individuals living with COVID," he added. Independent Risk Factor? Commenting on the study for Medscape Medical News , Jared Narvid, MD, associate professor of neuroradiology, University of California San Francisco, said it"adds to the literature suggesting a correlation between COVID-19 infection and measures of cerebrovascular abnormality. The change goes into effect Friday, according to the governor's office." Narvid, who was not involved with the research, added that"although it is a small case-control study, it is well executed and should encourage scientists to further study whether COVID-19 infection represents an independent risk factor for cerebrovascular disease." The investigators agree.

"Future studies are needed to determine the clinical implications arising from SARS-CoV-2–associated CVR impairment," they write. What are experts watching for? With the pandemic heading into its third winter, Chicago health experts noted on Tuesday that newer variants can bring changes in symptoms - in fact, they already have. The study was funded by a University of Colorado Department of Radiology Faculty Development Seed Grant. The investigators and Narvid report no relevant financial relationships. AJR Am J Roentgenol. As COVID-19 remains a health concern, other common respiratory viruses that often present themselves in common cold symptoms are behind a surge that is occurring significantly earlier than a typical spike in illnesses occurs each year that coincides with colder weather. Full text Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW is a freelance writer with a counseling practice in Teaneck, New Jersey.

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