SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Cardiovascular Disease: COVID-19 Heart

Bishnu P. Dhakal, Nancy K. Sweitzer, Julia H. Indik, Deepak Acharya, Preethi William

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a serious illness caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The symptoms of the disease range from asymptomatic to mild respiratory symptoms and even potentially life-threatening cardiovascular and pulmonary complications. Cardiac complications include acute myocardial injury, arrhythmias, cardiogenic shock and even sudden death. Furthermore, drug interactions with COVID-19 therapies may place the patient at risk for arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy and sudden death. In this review, we summarise the cardiac manifestations of COVID-19 infection and propose a simplified algorithm for patient management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)973-987
Number of pages15
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2020


  • CV disease
  • Coronavirus
  • Myocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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