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Mar 26, 2020

Cardiac injury among Covid-19 patients tied to higher risk of death

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Heart injury could be a common condition in patients hospitalized with Covid-19, according to a new study that also shows it’s linked to a greater risk of death among those patients.

The study, published in the medical journal JAMA Cardiology on Wednesday, found that among a group of Covid-19 patients hospitalized in Wuhan China, 19.7% suffered cardiac injury, which was found to be a risk factor for dying in the hospital.

Cardiac injury, also referred to as myocardial injury, occurs when there is damage to the heart muscle, and such damage can occur when blood flow to the heart is reduced — which is what causes a heart attack.

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