8 findings on COVID-19 and the heart

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Keep in mind: This is not an exhaustive list. Dates suggest when the short article was published on the Beckers website.
Sept. 281. All 54 COVID-19 patients at a Michigan health center who suffered an in-hospital heart attack passed away.
Sept. 152. Some competitive college athletes show proof of swollen heart muscle or myocarditis.
Sept. 43. Scientists exposed heart cells in lab dishes to varying doses of the new coronavirus and discovered that the virus had the ability to go into heart muscle cells and make copies of itself.
July 294. COVID-19 infections may cause inflammation in the heart for months.
July 225. About 16 percent of more than 3,000 COVID-19 patients studied at a New York City health system had thrombosis, or embolism.
July 146. Heart scans for more than half of COVID-19 clients revealed irregularities in functioning.
July 87. The first set of reports from health centers and health systems performing autopsies on COVID-19 clients show “extremely moderate” inflammation of the surface area of the heart and an abundance of rare cells called megakaryocytes, which produce platelets that manage thickening.
July 18. Myocardial injury, or heart damage, prevails among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, and it is linked to a greater danger of death.


Here are eight findings on the new coronavirus impacts on the heart, released on Beckers Healthcare facility Review this summer season.