Underlying conditions, Heart Disease and Covid-19


Baton Rouge, LA (NBC 33/Fox 44)

Health officials say the vast majority of patients who die from Covid-19 are either older or have pre-existing conditions.

In our state, the Louisiana Department of Health has been tracking the underlying conditions contributing to Covid-19 deaths here.

While Cardiac Disease and Congestive Heart Failure combine for more than 33% of those, it’s important to note that obesity, diabetes and hypertension are high on the list as well. Since cardiologists have long warned that all three of those can contribute to heart disease overall, experts with the Cardiovascular Institute of the South want all of us to be aware of the risks, not just as they relate to this pandemic but to your overall heart health too. For more information, watch the video attached to this story.

And if you’d like more information on the underlying conditions contributing to Covid-19 deaths in Louisiana and where they rank as they’re updated regularly by LDH, click on Here.

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