Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome, seasonal stroke risk concerns long predate the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a time of great medical and social change for people around the world. But according to some social media posts, it’s not all new.

“These things didn’t exist before the pandemic started,” said a video of a woman claiming fact-checkers and sudden arrhythmia death syndrome (SADS) are new since the pandemic began in 2020. read the text.the title of the video you made Many false claims about COVID-19 Spread widely online. )

She also suggests, without evidence, that the COVID-19 vaccine causes the syndrome.

“Oh, their new claim is that ‘stroke season’ is what really happens after flu season is over——–” of the post says the caption.

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation in its news feed. (Read more about us Partnership with Meta, owns Facebook and Instagram. )

In the time of the pandemic, fact-checkers are nothing new.political fact Started in 2007 When won the Pulitzer Prize 2009. 2003 debutSudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome and “stroke season” were nothing new in 2020.

British Heart Foundation I will explain Sudden arrhythmia death syndrome is unexpected sudden death due to unexplained cardiac arrest. According to the Foundation, it usually occurs when abnormal heart rhythms are not treated.

This syndrome has been studied for decades. the forefront of physiology 2013 and heart 2007. 1988, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report About “Sudden Death Syndrome of Unexplained Cause” among Southeast Asian Refugees.

The US SADS Foundation, based in Salt Lake City, Established in 1991 — Nearly 30 years before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Danger signs of this syndrome include unexpected unexplained death under age 40 years, fainting or seizures during exercise or excitement, and a family history of consistent or unusual chest pain or shortness of breath during exercise .

The SADS Foundation recommended Patients can be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The so-called stroke season has also been going on for decades. In 1986, the Los Angeles Times ran the headline, “Study confirms February to April he is stroke season.”story

report Researchers found that strokes caused by arteries blocked by blood clots or fat occurred most frequently in those months.

More recently, the American Heart Association warned In October 2020, before the first COVID-19 vaccine was available, it noted that influenza and COVID-19 may increase the risk of stroke, advocating the “protection against complications of cardiovascular disease”. We have long recommended influenza vaccines for

We assess the claims that the sudden unexplained death syndrome and stroke season are new at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic are false.

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