Coronavirus: Heart scans of more than half of COVID-19 patients abnormal, scientists find Scientists say they were "surprised" to see so many COVID-19 patients with damage and severe dysfunction to their heart.

Scientists say they were "surprised" to see so many COVID-19 patients with damage and severe dysfunction to their heart.

Coronavirus may have a serious impact on the heart, with more than half of COVID-19 patients revealing abnormal scans, a study suggests.

Researchers at Edinburgh University examined ultrasound scans, known as echocardiograms, of 1,261 patients in hospitals from 69 countries.

They discovered abnormal changes to the way the heart was pumping in 55% of the patients, with around one in seven showing evidence of severe dysfunction.

Around 3% of patients had suffered a recent...
source: The Sky News

2020-07-13 12:50
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