Heart inflammation rare among people hospitalized with COVID-19, study finds

A new study found that 54 out of nearly 57,000 adults (a rate of 2.4 of every 1,000) hospitalized due to COVID-19 infection developed acute myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle often caused by viral infections. The study data was from the first 14 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, before the COVID-19 vaccines were broadly available.

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