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“Enlarged Right Ventricle and COVID-19 Deaths” - Ralph Ellis

  • Web MD
  • New York, NY
  • (May 20, 2020)

After examining health records of 105 coronavirus patients treated at Mount Sinai Morningside, Mount Sinai doctors have determined that an enlarged right ventricle could indicate which patients with severe COVID-19 are likely to die. "This study provides important evidence associating right heart strain with adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 infection," said Edgar Argulian, MD, an assistant professor of medicine and a lead author on the study. "Clinicians can use bedside echocardiography as a readily available tool to identify patients with COVID-19 infection at the highest risk of adverse hospital outcomes.”

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