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Covid-19 affects hearts of even those without any cardiac condition: Study

According to the study, critical cases are those that reported respiratory failure, septic shock, and multiple organ dysfunction or failure that resulted in death.

Medical staff of the Intensive Care Unit of the Casalpalocco COVID-19 Clinic in the outskirts of Rome tend to patients. Photo: PTI
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Medical staff of the Intensive Care Unit of the Casalpalocco COVID-19 Clinic in the outskirts of Rome tend to patients. Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India
Coronavirus can cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions, and have fatal consequences for people with cardiovascular disease, according to a review of studies.
Experts have known that viral illnesses such as Coronavirus (Covid-19) can cause respiratory infections that may lead to lung damage and even death in severe cases.
However, less is known about the effects on the cardiovascular system, the researchers said.
"It is likely that even in the absence of previous heart disease, the heart muscle can be affected by coronavirus disease," said Mohammad Madjid, an assistant professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at

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First Published: Mar 30 2020 | 1:02 PM IST

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