COVID-19's Toll on the Heart

Other viruses can affect the heart, but experts say that COVID-19 can cause cardiac complications that are a major cause for concern, especially among those with preexisting heart disease. Although experts don't yet have conclusive data on the percentage of patients who have heart damage as a result of COVID-19 infections, estimates run as high as 25 or 30 percent.

Publisher: | Author: Cheryl Platzman Weinstock,

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cardiac complications, infection data, and risks
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2020-05-06 (Modified: 2021-05-18)

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