What To Know About Covid-19 and the Heart

Data has increasingly suggested that Covid-19 impacts the heart. A September evaluation of autopsies performed on people who died from Covid-19 found inflammation and injury to the heart in 86% of cases. Other research has found evidence of heart damage in more mild cases. “These findings have caused some experts to raise the question of whether Covid-19 should be categorized as a disease of the heart as well as a respiratory infection, and if everyone who tests positive for the virus should be screened for cardiovascular complications,” writes Dana Smith in Elemental. Other experts…