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“Heart Injury Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Associated with Higher Risk of Death”

  • Medical Xpress
  • New York, NY
  • (June 08, 2020)

Mount Sinai researchers have found that myocardial injury (heart damage) is prevalent among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and is associated with higher risk of mortality. More specifically, a serious myocardial injury can triple the risk of death. The results were published in the June 5 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “...We now need to follow COVID-19 patients with myocardial injury to learn more about the consequences,” said Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital.

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