UKE-study provides intriguing findings are the following: Coronavirus affects the heart

The Hamburg-based cardiologist Prof. Karl-Heinz Kuck had already been pointed out, now the suspicion: such As two studies by the University hospital Hamburg-Epp

UKE-study provides intriguing findings are the following: Coronavirus affects the heart

The Hamburg-based cardiologist Prof. Karl-Heinz Kuck had already been pointed out, now the suspicion: such As two studies by the University hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), which leaves the Coronavirus severe damage to the heart true.

UKE: Corona is able to infect heart cells and gene activity

Sars-CoV-2 change of heart could infect cells and multiply, said the study leader, Dirk Westermann. In addition, the Virus was able to alter the gene activity of infected heart cells.

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it could, However, have not yet been finally clarified whether this will have an impact on the disease course of heart patients, it said in a statement. The altered gene activity in the heart cells could be long-term for the health of Affected follow.

UKE: Tests on live Coronavirus patients necessary

in the Future series studies in living Covid-19-patients are not necessary. For the study, according to the UKE 39, who had died of heart patients were examined who were infected with Sars-CoV-2. They were in the middle of 85 years old.

At around two-thirds of these patients, the researchers in the heart could the Virus tissue to demonstrate how the UKE announced more.

In 16 cases they found the information, according to the Virus in quantities that could have had a clinical impact.

The results will appear in the journal "JAMA Cardiology".

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Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 11:26

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