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Does COVID-19 affect the cardiovascular system?

from By Dorothy L. Tengler

COVID-19 is an illness that can affect a person's lungs and airways with fatal consequences for those with underlying cardiovascular disease, evidenced by the large proportion of COVID-19 patients who have CVD. Although researchers have known that viral illnesses such as COVID-19 cause respiratory infections that lead to lung damage and sometimes death, their knowledge about the effects on the cardiovascular system is still evolving. A recent review, however, shows that COVID-19 can cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions. more


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