Heart researchers have found scar tissue on the hearts of people recovered from COVID-19. The patients aged between 43 and 55 and had no previously known health problems. No significant difference was found between people convalescing at home or in the hospital. In the long term, scar tissue on the heart can lead to heart rhythm disorders. “Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging revealed cardiac involvement in 78 patients (78%) and ongoing myocardial inflammation in 60 patients (60%),” the report says. “These findings indicate the need for ongoing investigation of the long-term cardiovascular consequences of COVID-19”, according to the German researchers of the University Hospital Frankfurt. Their report was published in JAMA Cardiology. The health of the 100 participants in the research was compared with a similar group of people who had not previously had the coronavirus.
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