COVID-19 infection “leaves” heart damage


The presence of myocardial infarction in patients who have recently recovered from COVID-19 infection has been investigated in a recent study.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus appears to adversely affect the cardiovascular system, but the clinical significance of this infection is under investigation. New data suggesting persistent myocardial damage with inflammation and swelling in the majority of patients who have recently recovered from COVID-19 infection is a recent study published in the prestigious journal JAMA Cardiology.

In fact, the finding was independent of comorbidities and the severity and overall course of the acute infection.

The Professors of the Therapeutic Clinic of the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Kimon Stamatelopoulos and Thanos Dimopoulos (Rector of EKPA), summarize the findings of this study, the results of which support further research on the existence and clinical significance of of COVID-19 infection.



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