16 July 2020

In Netherlands Heart Journal RIHS researcher Frederik van den Heuvel described that in 51 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, COVID-19 predominantly affects the respiratory system, while cardiac dysfunction occurs less often. Based on a single echocardiographic evaluation, the researchers found no relation between elevated Troponin T or NT-proBNP, and ventricular dysfunction. The researchers recommended that echocardiography has limited value in screening for ventricular dysfunction.

Cardiac function in relation to myocardial injury in hospitalised patients with COVID-19.
van den Heuvel FMA, Vos JL, Koop Y, van Dijk APJ, Duijnhouwer AL, de Mast Q, van de Veerdonk FL, Bosch F, Kok B, Netea MG, Hoogerwerf J, Hoefsloot W, Tjwa ETTL, de Korte CL, van Kimmenade RRJ, Nijveldt R.
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