Friday • April 19
CST 10:38 | EST 11:38 | MST 9:38 | PST 8:38 | GMT 15:38
Other Non-Flash Media Players
August 31, 2020

Heart muscle damage from COVID-19
Bookmark and Share
Episode Segments:
 
Heart muscle damage from COVID-19
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was that known the disease affected the lungs. But some of the most severe damage to the body can be to the heart muscle. COVID-related myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, can cause severe damage and sometimes death.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Leslie Cooper, chair of Cardiology at Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses how COVID-19 affects the heart in hospitalized patients, in young people and he identifies areas of research that need to be pursued in the near future.

Listen to this MP3 file... Download this MP3 file...