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Heart damage in COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital: Study

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A clinical study suggests that nearly half of the patients evaluated have had damage to their hearts after being hospitalized with severe COVID-19 and had raised troponin levels.

The study, published in the European Heart Journal, assessed 148 patients from six acute hospitals in London. Injury was identified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at least one month following discharge. Troponin levels were raised in all the patients in the study. The patients were followed up with MRI scans of the heart after discharge. Investigators noted high rates of heart muscle injury a month or two following discharge. Some of this may have been already present, but MRI scans revealed that some were new, and possibly caused by COVID-19… (HT – ANI, February 21, 2021)
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