Is COVID-19 a Heart Disease?

11/20/2020; 77 minutes

COVID-19 was initially identified as a respiratory disease, but scientists now know that it also affects several other organs in the body, including the heart. Heart damage is a major determinant of COVID-19 related deaths, and even patients who experience only mild COVID-19 symptoms exhibit signs of cardiac dysfunction after recovery. UCSF researchers Todd McDevitt and Bruce Conklin explore how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, inflicts damage on heart cells. Recorded on 11/18/2020. (#36499)

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