Top cardiologist links ‘sudden deaths’ to COVID vaccine

Citing the available scientific evidence, renowned cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough believes the best explanation for the "sudden and unexpected" cardiac events and deaths in otherwise healthy people is the COVID-19 vaccines.

Shots ‘have surpassed any guardrails for safety’

Art Moore
WND News Center

Citing the available scientific evidence, renowned cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough believes the best explanation for the “sudden and unexpected” cardiac events and deaths in otherwise healthy people is the COVID-19 vaccines.

In a video interview with WND in which he talked about the threat to his medical credentials for allegedly purveying “misinformation,” McCullough pointed out that in the past, long before the COVID vaccines, athletes who died sudden typically were diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an abnormal thickening of the heart, or premature heart blockage.

Now, athletes are thoroughly screened to rule out those conditions.

McCullough noted that peer-reviewed literature shows the vaccines cause myocarditis. He cited a U.K. study that found about 100 fatal cases of myocarditis linked to the vaccine. And he referenced a case report published in August in the journal Archives of Pathology that found a connection between a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine and myocarditis in two adolescents. A case report by South Korean researchers presented the autopsy findings of a 22-year-old man who developed chest pain five days after the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and died seven hours later.

“When someone dies and the family doesn’t come out and say anything, or doctors don’t come out and say anything, it’s a reasonable assumption that it was the vaccine, until proven otherwise,” McCullough told WND.

He said that as a cardiologist and scientist, he doesn’t want to scare the public.

“But I think this is more of a public warning,” he said. “We’re seeing a strong signal for sudden death that’s almost certainly due to subclinical or clinical myocarditis.”

The two patterns of “sudden death,” he said, are that it typically occurs during a cardio-intensive sporting event or during sleep.

“In both cases, there’s a surge of adrenaline, of cortisol, that helps the body naturally during these periods, and that seems to be a trigger for the arrhythmias,” McCullough said.

He explained that the natural biochemical change toward the end of the sleep cycle signals the body to wake up. And, similarly, these hormones produced by the adrenal glands, catecholamines, are released in response to physical exertion or emotional stress. They can stress the heart and cause it to beat arrhythmically. And if there is inflammation and scarring, the mechanism can lead to death.

“We’re left with what is the smoking gun? The only smoking gun is the COVID-19 vaccine,” McCullough said.

“The vaccines have surpassed any guardrails for safety,” he concluded. “They need to be pulled off the market, all of them, and the mandates need to be rescinded.”

McCullough pointed out the many news stories of sudden deaths in which the vaccine status is not reported.

“I think the biggest observation of this is that families have to help us,” he said. “Yes or no, did they take the vaccine?”

He referenced the case of the 17-year-old daughter of Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., who died in her sleep in June. The congressman had indicated in a Twitter post before her death that she had been fully vaccinated. But the family said in a statement, “We don’t know what caused the arrhythmia, and likely never will.”

Dr. James Olsson, a Johns Hopkins-trained biomedical and cancer researcher, keeps track of the reported “died suddenly” incidents via Twitter. And there’s a “died suddenly” page on Facebook.

Meanwhile, a top London cardiologist who was one of the first to take the COVID-19 vaccine and promote it on British television also is warning his colleagues and the public he has evidence tying “sudden deaths” to the COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Aseem Malhotra said in a video posted on Twitter that the COVID mRNA vaccine likely is a “primary cause in all unexpected cardiac arrests, heart attacks, strokes, cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure since 2021, until proven otherwise.”

Last month, he called for a suspension of the shots, arguing in a scientific paper that there is evidence the risk of harm is greater than any benefit.

Malhotra – an internationally renowned expert in the prevention, diagnosis and management of heart disease – is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and president of the Scientific Advisory Committee of The Public Health Collaboration. He also is an honorary council member to the Metabolic Psychiatry Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine.

McCullough’s remarks were part of an hourlong conversation with WND in which he also weighed in on:

  • The startling, apparent increase in unexplained “sudden deaths,” which he believes is tied to the vaccines;
  • The Atlantic article calling for pandemic “amnesty”;
  • What the latest studies find about the risk of myocarditis in young people from the vaccines;
  • The ineffectiveness of the new bivalent booster and the indication that it increases the risk of infection;
  • The CDC adding the COVID mRNA vaccine to the childhood vaccine schedule and how the move has put health freedom and the health of children on the ballot in the upcoming midterms;
  • What the new Congress might do to bring accountability and reform in the wake of the pandemic.

McCullough, along with with Yale University Medical School emeritus professor Dr. Harvey Risch and others, recently launched The Wellness Company, a membership-based, holistic, prevention-oriented approach to health care through telemedicine and, eventually, through in-person consultation as well.

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  1. Sylvia

    Dr McCullough is one of the many scientists who uphold medical ethics and continues to share scientific research data, risking deplatforming.
    The article below confirms that Covid-19 gene vaccines and antivirals have huge risks and little or no worthwhile benefits. Yet the FDA, CDC, NIH, and the current Administration continue to coerce the public to take them under threat of punishment.

    Pfizer’s Paxlovid Is a Fraud — It’s Time to Yank It From the Market”

    Taxpayer funding should be spent on cultivating wellness, not on the creation and maintenance of illness.

  2. Lee M

    So, all the little Sheep are falling. I am not surprised. It was predicted long ago by a few credible physicians who were not kowtowing to the hype and hysteria. I do not “feel sorry” for the adults who volunteered to be lab rats.

    They are GUILTY of exposing their young children to those UNAPPROVED, sub-sub standard Covid “vaccines, “which are NOT vaccines, by definition. They should be held CRIMINALLY LIABLE for any health conditions or deaths caused by forcing that garbage on their children and charged with murder.

    1. Christi Thompson

      As I read your comment, it infuriates me, don’t get me wrong. I completely agree with you. However, my EX-Mother in law took my 15 year old daughter to be vaccinated with the Covid vaccine- Without my permission. I live in the state of GA and although it was illegal, what she did, there is nothing I can do about it. After the hell I went through when her son walked out on us, constantly being slammed into a brick wall. Yes, I made it clear that I DID NOT WANT THE VACCINE, MY TWO GROWN BOYS WERE NOT GETTING IT AND I DID NOT APPROVE OF MY DAUGHTER BEING VACCINATED. I haven’t spoken to her since the day she picked my daughter up from school and drove her to the health department and she was given the vaccine. If my ex husband had any ba**s, this great matter of concern would not have been placed upon me. Lord Jesus, take us all by the hand and show us the way.
      Christi T.

  3. Mary Agnew

    I received the #2 covid Vaccine about 2 pm in the afternoon About 10pm that evening I got up from tv chair to go to the bathroom to pee
    I wiped my nose while sitting on toilet & the toilet paper was full of bright red blood
    Tried the next 2 hrs trying to get the bleeding to stop Did everything the internet said to stop bleeding but nothing worked
    My husband called 911 & off to ER at hospital. The Dr tried evening to stop the bleeding finally put a packing in both nostrils & a hr later went home
    Very uncomfortable night could only breathe through my mouth. A lot of irritation & discomfort in my nostrils
    Did not sleep a wink that night That was thur night had to wait to Monday to go to ENT Dr to have packing removed.
    ENT Dr a wonderful Dr He removed packing & gave my husband a list of things to get at Walmart pharmacy to use so no more bleeding
    That is my experience with the #2 covid booster

  4. Roger Williams

    This gets worse, and we must now RAISE OUR VOICES! Swiss research shows that ALL
    mRNA-shot recipients have some heart-injury, even if asymptomatic!

    1. Sylvia

      it is too easy to be temporarily blinded by coercive controls or fear or threats, particularly during the scam plandemic. The important thing is to realize and accept the temporary blindness. Mistakes are lessons to learn from.
      It is all about the ‘here and now’ that is waiting for confident action.
      Now is the time to turn on critical thinking and set it on high alert. Please refer my previous post on The Wellness Company if you are interested in refreshing your immune system so that it can help you thrive amidst this chaos.
      All the very best in taking control of your wellbeing! Please stay positive.

        1. Sylvia

          Cost of living is on the rise, and forces people to reset priorities. This is affecting us globally as a direct result of the plandemic. However, wealth does not guarantee health.
          I have seen many extremely rich people who suffer from chronic conditions. Yes, we all need money – but it is not the ‘be all or end all’.

          There are free sources of good information that we can learn from:


          Those are just a few of many similar sites that focus on natural health. You may be interested to have a browse and take it from there. There is so much that we can do for our wellbeing, eg mental and physical exercise, being out in nature, having gratitude sessions, practising mindfulness meditation (one minute is better than none), quality sleep. These are all free and within most people’s ability – start slowly, one tiny step at a time. Always focus on the positive – use any negative experiences to learn from, then move on.
          Since humans cannot make vit C, it is good to take supplements, eg sodium ascorbate (low cost) or liposomal C (expensive) on a daily basis. It helps keep colds etc at bay. Works for me. Only sharing info.
          Give it a try Jennifer – never give up. There are always options if we take time to look for them.
          Take very good care of yourself.

  5. Sylvia

    The Wellness Company has helped many people during various stages of the plandemic.

    Its medical team places patients’ wellness front and center, and has impressive credentials plus extensive experience. TWC’s method is a personalized treatment based on the premise that each individual’s biochemistry and circumstance are unique to that individual.
    The Chief Scientific Officer is Peter McCullough MD MPH.

    Check it out and see.

    Please note that I am only sharing information, and that I am not in any way specifically recommending it. Nor am I deriving any benefits from it, financially or otherwise.

  6. Diane P.

    Some way somehow Pfizer and the rest of them need to be held accountable for the deaths and the maiming of hundreds of thousands of people around the world from these shots. And not only the companies that put out the shots but also Fauci and the government as a whole around the world including the United States of America! And now the final people that need to be held accountable are doctors and nurses for killing people by putting them on the ventilators and using Remdesivir which they knew would kill people. Many people need to go to prison etc for what they did!

  7. Victoria Dkirk

    I did not get the Mrna vaccine but i did get the Jannsen one dose for travel requirements in 2022..never need any follow up dose..if you compare the MRNA vaccine is he one causing the blood clots.


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