Research advances in myocardial injury caused by COVID-19

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Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2020 Aug;10(4):881-887. doi: 10.21037/cdt-20-349.


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused a large-scale infection in China at the end of 2019. The virus, named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has the characteristics of strong transmission capacity, diverse clinical manifestations, long incubation period, strong infection in incubation period, etc. With the increase of the number of cases and the continuous improvement of clinical data, we found that patients with COVID-19 have myocardial injury besides typical respiratory system manifestations. According to published data, we summarized the clinical manifestations of myocardial injury in COVID-19 patients, and discussed the probable injury mechanism, treatment methods and future research directions.

PMID:32968643 | PMC:PMC7487410 | DOI:10.21037/cdt-20-349

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