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  • New genetic variants related to severe COVID-19 identified


    One of them is related to heart disease, according to the CARGENCORS study. The work has allowed finding a significant association of new genetic variants previously related to heart disease, thrombosis, inflammation, with the severity of COVID-19 in more than 3000 COVID-19 patients in the area of Barcelona and Girona.

    People with these variants have a 10-60% increased chance of developing severe disease.

    The CARGENCORS (CARdiovascular GENEtic risk score for Risk Stratification of patients positive for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus) study has established a direct link between some of the genetic factors that increase the risk of heart disease and the severity of COVID-19. The work, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, marks a further step towards understanding the mechanisms of COVID-19 severity through susceptibility in heart disease.

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