COVID19: Heart damage common in hospitalised coronavirus patients

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Damage to the heart, known as cardiac injury, is common among patients hospitalised with COVID-19, and it is linked to a significantly higher risk of dying in hospital, according to Chinese research. The study of 416 patients with confirmed COVID-19 found that cardiac injury occurred in around 1 in 5 patients in hospital, and these patients had a risk of dying that was around ten times higher than those without cardiac injury.

Journal/conference: JAMA Cardiology

DOI: 10.1001/jamacardio.2020.0950

Organisation/s: Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, China

Funder: This research was supported by grants from the Nature Science Foundation of China (grants 81800447 and 81770324), the Nature Science Foundation of Hubei province (grant 2017CFB204), and the Major Program of Technological Innovation of Hubei Province (grant 2016ACA153).

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Association of Cardiac Injury With Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 in Wuhan, China

JAMA Cardiology
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Association of Cardiac Injury With Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 in Wuhan, China

JAMA Cardiology

What The Study Did: This observational study of 416 patients in Wuhan, China, with confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reports that cardiac injury is a common condition among hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and it is associated with higher risk of in-hospital mortality.

Authors: Bo Yang, M.D., Ph.D., and He Huang, M.D., Ph.D., of Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University in China, are the corresponding authors.

 (doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.0950)

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