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COVID-19 and the Heart

Coronavirus: HEART SCANS of more than half of COVID-19 patients abnormal, scientists find

By David Kuluva | 1,July 20, 2020

Scientists say they were “surprised” to see so many COVID-19 patients with damage and severe dysfunction to their heart. Coronavirus may have a serious impact on the heart, with more than half of COVID-19 patients revealing abnormal scans, a study suggests. Researchers at Edinburgh University examined ultrasound scans, known as echocardiograms, of 1,261 patients in…

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral Valve Prolapse and Mitral Valve Regurgitation in Athletes

By site owner | 1,June 26, 2020

Originally posted by Chaitanya Madamanchi, MD; Eugene H. Chung, MD, FACC Expert Analysis There are many causes of mitral valve regurgitation, including mitral valve prolapse, infective endocarditis, rheumatic heart disease, connective tissue diseases, coronary artery disease, and dilated cardiomyopathy, among others.2 Mitral valve prolapse is the most common valve abnormality in the general population, affecting between 2-3%…

Exercise in the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) era:

By site owner | 1,June 8, 2020

A Question and Answer session with the experts Endorsed by the section of Sports Cardiology & Exercise of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC)

Sanjay Sharma

COVID-19: FAQ’s for heart patients by Professor Sanjay Sharma

By site owner | 1,April 2, 2020

I have a heart condition. Am I at more risk of getting COVID-19 than somebody who doesn’t have a heart condition? No – the infection can be caught by anyone. However, people with underlying heart conditions might be more likely to show symptoms of the infection or to have a more severe infection than others.…