Weill Cornell Medical College scientists have reached the conclusion that a slight injury to the heart of a person with “Covid-19” may be considered a risk sign of his death.
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that this study included 510 patients with “Covid-19”, with an average age of 64 years, who underwent a trans-thoracic echocardiography.
The researchers discovered that 35% of patients had a dilation of the right ventricle: an expansion of the chamber size, without changing the thickness of the wall. In 15% of them, researchers discovered that the ventricle was weak, as it often contracted less than normal.
And it became clear from the subsequent follow-up, that patients who had the problem of right ventricular expansion died due to complications caused by their infection with the Coronavirus, 1.43 times more than others, and those who had the problem of weak ventricular contraction 2.5 times compared to other patients without these problems.
The researchers suggest that the reason is that the right ventricle pumps blood to the lungs to saturate it with oxygen. And inflammation of the respiratory system increases the resistance to blood flow, which affects the heart’s pumping function.
According to Weill Cornell data, this heart dysfunction may be a sign that with high accuracy indicates an increased risk of death due to “Covid-19”.
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