Study: COVID-19 may cause long-term heart damage – WPVI-TV

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There are growing concerns about the results of COVID-19 perhaps sticking around long after recovery.
Now, a brand-new study reveals the infection might cause long lasting damage to one of the most essential organs: your heart.

Cardiologists say in the meantime, the best thing you can is do what you can to assist to restrict the spread of the infection, such as using masks and keeping physical distance, and, keep your heart healthy.
“Its very essential that clients control their cholesterol, their diabetes, try and work out and dont smoke, all the normal things, but that we all understand have actually become exceptionally tough in the COVID-19 age,” says cardiologist Dr. Paul Cremer of the Cleveland Clinic.
All of the clients in the study made it through.
However simply Wednesday, Doctor Anthony Fauci, in an interview for the Harvard Public Health Forum, revealed a relatives 32-year-old bro died due to cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscle, caused by COVID-19.
He says most individuals who get seriously sick are older and with chronic medical issues, but there are these outliers– young, healthy people– who die from the infection.
And regrettably, we still dont why, however, it is one more reason to assist restrict the spread, to safeguard everyone.

The little research study from Germany revealed a significant impact.
Scientist looked at MRI scans of 100 COVID-19 patients 2 months after they recuperated.
They found 78% had heart problems, 60% had swelling in the heart.
And this was independent of any preexisting conditions.
Some doctors suspect this is collateral damage from high levels of inflammation brought on by the virus.
They must do more research, however this might be a sign some clients will require ongoing care, or at least to be kept an eye on well after they recover.