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What are the long-term cardiovascular consequences after a COVID-19 infection?

Recent studies conducted by a German team of doctors show that COVID-19 infection, regardless of the severity and overall course of the acute illness, strongly affects the cardiovascular system, thereby severely impairing cardiac function.

This is a conclusion based on the results of the analysis of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in patients recently recovered from COVID-19 illness.

The study includes a representative sample of 100 recovered patients, in the period between April and June 2020. The patients were identified from the University Hospital Frankfurt COVID-19 Registry. The parameters in these patients show that whether or not they have previously had any cardiovascular disease, the consequences of the infection on the cardiovascular system are significant.

You can read the original study here: