Evidence suggests COVID-19 has longer-term effect on survivors’ hearts

September 22, 2020

Doctors learning about COVID-19’s effects on the body are seeing signs of lasting damage in the heart that does not appear to be impacting overall wellness.

A study published in JAMA Cardiology found inflammation on the hearts of coronavirus survivors detectable many weeks after apparent full recoveries.

“After a COVID infection…MRIs of the heart found small areas that lit up,” said Dr. Ameya Kulkarni, an interventional cardiologist with Kaiser Permanente in Virginia. “Swelling on the heart muscle later — maybe 10, 12 weeks or even beyond.”

Though he wasn’t involved with the research, Kulkarni is familiar with the findings.


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