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MSNBC Anchor hospitalized with severe myocarditis and pericarditis

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An MSNBC anchor revealed in a recent segment that she was hospitalized with heart inflammation in December, which caused her to be off work for about a month.

Yasmin Vossoughian said the health scare started on December 20 when she started experiencing chest pains that “went up and down over a 10-day period”. These pains “continued to worsen” over the next few days, she added.

Anchor hospitalized

The presenter, who hosts a weekend show on the left-wing network, said she went to the emergency room on December 30 and was told she had acid reflux. A day later, she woke up with severe pain in her chest and left shoulder, which made her think she was suffering from a heart attack.

Vossoiughian, 44, said she went to the emergency room. Doctors diagnosed him with pericarditis, or inflammation of the lining of the heart. They claimed it was caused by “a literal cold,” she said.

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Anchor hospitalized

She added that she doesn’t smoke, runs several miles a week, does yoga, doesn’t eat meat and drinks occasionally. “I’m a pretty healthy person,” she said.

After being admitted to the hospital, she spent several days there before being released on January 4, Vossoiughian said.

Anchor hospitalized

“But that wasn’t the end… three days later I was readmitted when I felt my heart beat like a butterfly,” she said. Doctors then informed her that she had developed myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, and she spent a further five days in hospital.

Vossoiughian then said it was “just the cold that was… all the inflammation in and around my heart.”


Anchor hospitalized

With Vossoiughian’s confirmation that she had pericarditis and myocarditis, there was widespread speculation on social media that it may have been caused by a COVID-19 vaccine or booster. The MSNBC host didn’t mention COVID-19 or vaccines during her segment, and she said her doctors blamed it on the common cold virus.

Pericarditis and myocarditis are considered side effects of mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna, according to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Anchor hospitalized

But, according to Johns Hopkins University, while rare, myocarditis can be caused “by infection in the body,” including colds, flu, and COVID-19. Bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections can also lead to myocardial inflammation.

The Myocarditis Foundation, meanwhile, states that “viral infections are the primary cause of myocarditis,” but notes that “a wide range of infections, diseases, and substances can cause this condition.”

And the UK’s National Health Service says “pericarditis often follows a viral infection, such as a sore throat or a cold”.

In 2021, Vossoiughian wrote on social media that she was fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “We are both vaccinated… it was confirmed before this photo! she said in April of that year. Comcast’s NBCUniversal also required its employees, including those who work at MSNBC, to be vaccinated before returning to the office in early 2022.

Later in the segment, the MSNBC host brought in her doctor, Dr. Greg Katz, a cardiologist at NYU Langone Hospital, for an interview. Vossoiughian asked him about anecdotal claims that more and more people are now suffering from pericarditis and myocarditis.

“Maybe the season is more virus-laden, maybe our immune systems are different because we’ve been masking up and social distancing,” Katz said. claims, adding that “no one knows why that is.”

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