publication . Article . Other literature type . 2020

Quantification of Death Risk in Relation to Sex, Pre-Existing Cardiovascular Diseases and Risk Factors in COVID-19 Patients: Let’s Take Stock and See Where We Are

Amalia Ioanna Moula; Linda Renata Micali; Francesco Matteucci; Fabiana Lucà; Carmelo Massimiliano Rao; Orlando Parise; Gianmarco Parise; Michele Massimo Gulizia; Sandro Gelsomino;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2020 Journal: Journal of Clinical Medicine, volume 9, issue 9 (eissn: 2077-0383, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease (CVD) might be more susceptible to infection from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and have higher mortality rates. Nevertheless, the risk of mortality has not been previously quantified. The aim of this meta-analysis is to quantify the risk of mortality in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. A meta-analysis was conducted analyzing the impact of (1) sex, (2) age, (3) CVD with coronary artery disease (CAD), (4) CAD alone, (5) CVD without CAD, (6) hypertension, (7) cerebrovascular diseases, and (8) diabetes on mortality. Relative risk was assessed for dichotomous variables, mea...
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Medical Subject Headings: cardiovascular diseases
free text keywords: Review, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, cardiovascular diseases, mortality, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, General Medicine, Coronary artery disease, medicine.disease, medicine, Relative risk, Stroke, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Diabetes mellitus, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Risk of mortality, business.industry, business, Mortality rate, Disease, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R
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