Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the heart: What do we know, and what don’t we know?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the heart: What do we know, and what don’t we know?

Coronavirus is commonly perceived as a respiratory illness, but as both short-term patients and long-haulers can attest, the symptoms can impact almost every part of the  body – including the heart. In a survey of long-haul patients this summer published by the Indiana University of Medicine and SurvivorCorps, a long-hauler group, “inability to exercise or be […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the heart: Lingering damage for an uncertain number of patients

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the heart: Lingering damage for an uncertain number of patients

“The family of seven known human coronaviruses are known for their impact on the respiratory tract, not the heart,” Dr. Eric Topol of the Scripps Research Translational Institute writes in Science. “However, the most recent coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has marked tropism for the heart and can lead to myocarditis (inflammation […]

Fear of coronavirus (COVID-19) keeping people with heart symptoms away from ERs: STAT

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Fear of coronavirus (COVID-19) keeping people with heart symptoms away from ERs: STAT

“Stayc Simpson’s blood pressure readings are all over the place. Her heart rate is fluctuating wildly,” Usha Lee McFarling writes at STAT. “After struggling with heart failure and coronary artery disease for 15 years, undergoing a double bypass, and living with an implanted pacemaker and defibrillator, she knows her numbers aren’t good. She’s really worried. […]