JAMA study shows cardiovascular effects on patients with recent COVID-19

A study published in July 2020 in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) explored the question, what are the cardiovascular effects in patients with recent coronavirus disease?

The objective of the study was to evaluate if there is evidence of myocardial injury in patients recently recovered from COVID-19. Their findings indicated there is sufficient evidence for ongoing research on the long-term cardiovascular consequences of COVID-19. It is important to note that this was a small study of only 100 patients identified at the University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany between April and June 2020. The following is a quote from the articles conclusions. A link to the full article is provided below.

We demonstrate cardiac involvement in 78 patients (78%) and ongoing myocardial inflammation in 60 patients (60%) with recent COVID-19 illness, independent of preexisting conditions, severity and overall course of the acute illness, and the time from the original diagnosis. These findings indicate the need for ongoing investigation of the long-term cardiovascular consequences of COVID-19.

Dr. Putmann, MD, PhD; Dr. Carerj, MD, Dr. Wieters, MD

Read the full JAMA article by clicking this link: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2768916?guestAccessKey=08e3660c-fcc8-4ec9-b785-97fa3cae2833&utm_source=silverchair&utm_campaign=jama_network&utm_content=weekly_highlights&cmp=1&utm_medium=email.

The information is this article is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. Please consult your doctor for all heath related issues and before beginning any exercise or nutrition program. Your doctor can help you determine an individualized plan that’s best for you.

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