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Article title: Vascular alterations among young adults with SARS-CoV-2

Authors: Stephen M. Ratchford, Jonathon L. Stickford, Valesha M. Province, Nina Stute, Marc A. Augenreich, Laurel K. Koontz, Landry K. Bobo, Abigail S.L. Stickford

From the authors: “Using a cross-sectional design, this study assessed vascular function [three to four weeks] after young adults tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. The main findings from this study were a strikingly lower vascular function and a higher arterial stiffness compared with healthy controls. Together, these results suggest rampant vascular effects seen weeks after contracting SARS-CoV-2 in young adults.”

Journal Link: American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology