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COVID-19 especially harmful for heart transplant recipients

from Cardiovascular Business

Heart transplant recipients have an increased risk of experiencing severe complications if infected with COVID-19, according to new findings published in JAMA Cardiology. The authors tracked 28 HT recipients from a single transplant program in New York City who had a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. The median patient age was 64 years old, 79 percent of HT recipients were men and the median time from HIT to COVID-19 diagnosis was approximately eight and a half years. The study’s authors gathered all data from March 1 to April 24, 2020. more

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