How dangerous COVID-19 for the heart?
The disease COVID-19 – induced by an infection with the new Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 – can have far-reaching effects on our health. Also, the heart is taken, where appropriate, in affected, and even people without previous heart disease will suffer under Umständne permanent heart damage.
In people with heart disease, infection is associated with the new Coronavirus, in principle, with an increased risk. In the current investigation of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has now been found, however, that COVID-19 can to stay in people without prior heart disease damage to the heart. The results of the study were published in the English journal “JAMA Cardiology”.
Effects of COVID-19 on the cardiovascular System?
It is already known that infection can cause diseases such as COVID-19 severe respiratory problems, ranging up to permanent lung damage or even death. On the impact of the disease on the cardiovascular System, much less is known, however. By the American College of Cardiology issued a clinical Bulletin shows, however, that the mortality rate of COVID-19 is for cardiovascular disease, pre-existing conditions is extremely high (at 10.5 percent).
Coronavirus damages the heart muscle
From previous studies it is also known that viral infections can bring about acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, and the development or exacerbation of congestive heart failure with. However, the heart muscle seems to be without prior heart disease caused by the Coronavirus is at risk. The infection with the new Coronavirus is associated with a high inflammatory burden, vascular inflammation, myocarditis, and heart rhythm can cause problems, according to the research team.
Which people are particularly at risk?
Based on the evaluated data will also show that persons aged over 65 years with coronary heart disease or high blood pressure develop more COVID-19, and, increasingly, more severe symptoms develop that require intensive care, according to the research team. It should be kept in the light of the new results of the study, the heart health, strengthened in the view, and even after the recovery it may be appropriate for a Review of the heart functions, the possible stay to determine damage. (as)