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15 Sep, 3 tweets, 1 min read
How #Covid_19 hits the heart & what that means

Evidence has emerged of severe direct viral assault on the heart muscle. It raises the question of considering Covid a chronic disease, rather than an acute infection transient in its effects on many…
virus to human heart cells grown in lab culture dishes. They were shocked to see the virus cleanly cut the heart muscle fibres (cardiomyocytes) into small bits. They said this type of dicing was unlike anything they had observed before in any other disease affecting the heart.
This evidence of direct heart muscle damage by the virus is worrisome in terms of long-term effects and may explain the prolonged fatigue and low exercise capacity in many persons who have been clinically declared to have recovered from Covid-19.

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