An Olympic athlete was diagnosed with a potentially career-ending illness after taking a Covid-19 booster shot.
Doctors told Swiss runner Fabienne Schlumpf that she had myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, which caused her heart rate to skyrocket after a recent run.
“When the 31-year-old felt very tired before Christmas in everyday life and even after a casual endurance run, including a violent heartbeat, she had herself exampled,” a Swiss paper reported, translated from German.
Interestingly, the paper pointed out that myocarditis is usually caused by a viral infection, but that Schlumpf never tested positive for Coronavirus, only that she had been vaccinated.
“Usually a viral infection leads to myocarditis, Schlumpf does not see a connection with Corona,” the paper stated. “She has been vaccinated and boostered and has not been infected so far.”
The runner joins a growing group of elite athletes who have developed sudden, severe heart problems after taking a Covid shot, including numerous soccer players who had collapsed suddenly.