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SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Heart Disease

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Catarina Sousa
Diogo Torres
Cardiovascular Diseases, Coronavirus Infections, COVID-19, Heart Diseases, SARS-CoV-2


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rapidly became a world pandemic disease constituting a strong burden on health systems, with a devastating impact on social and economic living.
Primarily affecting the respiratory system, producing severe pneumonia and respiratory failure evolving into an ARDS like presentation, COVID-19 has shown to substantially impact patients with pre-existing cardiovascular comorbidities. Also, cardiac manifestations directly related to COVID-19 have been acknowledged successively contributing to the high morbidity associated with this viral infection.
This review will focus on the cardiovascular manifestations related to SARS CoV2 infection.

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Diogo Torres, Clínica Santo António, Lusíadas, Amadora, Portugal. Departamento Coração e Vasos, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisboa, Portugal.

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