Doctor Navya Voleti, the resident physician in the Department of Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Centre, highlighted the need to monitor the long-term effects of the inflammatory condition in patients.
Doctor Voleti said: “Our findings show that the risk of myocarditis from being infected by COVID-19 is far greater than from getting the vaccine.
“Moving forward, it will be important to monitor the potential long-term effects in those who develop myocarditis.”
Doctor Paddy Ssentongo, a resident physician in the same Department, who led the study, added: “COVID-19 infection and the related vaccines both pose a risk for myocarditis.
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