The long cardiovascular tail of the pandemic

by: Amitava Banerjee The countries which have been unable to suppress SARS-CoV-2 infection rate have had to focus health systems and resources on the acute hospitalised phase of COVID-19, particularly in the intensive care unit. However, most hospital care of COVID is not in intensive care, and most COVID patients, even in high-income settings, areContinue reading “The long cardiovascular tail of the pandemic”

The Implications of Viral Particles in the Myocardium

by.Darryl Leong Systolic left ventricular dysfunction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease has been described in several anecdotes and case reports in patients with COVID-19. The mechanisms underlying the cardiomyopathy is unclear. In a case report, Tavazzi, et al. describe the first instance of coronavirus-like particles seen by electron microscopy in the myocardiumContinue reading “The Implications of Viral Particles in the Myocardium”