Study Shows Heart Complications of COVID-19
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- Two German studies have revealed potential cardiovascular complications of COVID-19
- The first study, which was an observational study, involved 100 coronavirus patients, and the study team found cardiac involvement in 78 patients and active cardiac inflammation in 60
- The study authors found that recovered COVID-19 patients had lower left ventricular ejection fraction, higher left ventricle volumes, and higher left ventricle mass, all of which indicate heart dysfunction
- The second study involved autopsies of 39 coronavirus patients found signs of heart infections in 24 of the cadavers
- The study authors concluded that impaired cardiovascular function plays a significant role in COVID-19 mortality, especially in patients with pre-existing cardiac disease