COVID-19 linked to cardiac injury, worse outcomes for patients with underlying heart conditions

Experts have known that viral illnesses can cause respiratory infections that may lead to lung damage and even death in severe cases. Less is known about the effects on the cardiovascular system. Photo by Getty Images.

COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions, according to a review published today in JAMA Cardiology by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Written by: Wendi Hawthorne | March 27, 2020