Volume 8 Issue 6 - 2021
Covid-19 Bites the Lung but does not Leak the Heart
Rudra Pratap Mahapatra1 and Ramachandra Barik2*
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
*Corresponding Author: Ramachandra Barik, Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
Received: May 19, 2021; Published: May 29, 2021

Keywords: Covid-19; Infection; Heart; Cardiovascular System; Manifestation

COVID-19 infection and heart

SARS-CoV-2 causes COVID-19 which is the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The COVID-19 pandemic is in full swing for last two years in successive waves causing a significant mortality and morbidity. Most of the cases are mild. Only less than 10% of COVID-19 suffers from SARS. Covid-19 infection progresses through the three phases. The 3rd phase is the cytokinin storm phase which directly affects liver, kidney, and heart in addition to the SARS. Though the Covid-19 infections spans over a period of 3 to 4 weeks but in some patients, the course of disease is unpredictable, leading to the death in a few days depending upon the age, gender, comorbidity, immune response, the strength of cytokinin storm [1], vaccination status [2] and treatment.


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Citation: Rudra Pratap Mahapatra and Ramachandra Barik. “Covid-19 Bites the Lung but does not Leak the Heart”. EC Cardiology 8.6 (2021): 48-50.

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