Cardiovascular system and COVID-19

Damyan Boychev, Naidenka Zlatareva, Ivo Petrov
2021 Bulgarian Cardiology  
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected health and economies around the globe at an unprecedented scale. Since the fi rst registered case of Covid-19 in December of 2019 until May 2021, more than 167 mil people have been infected and more than 3.5 mil have died. Patients with cardiovascular disease are one of the most affected groups. First, because cardiovascular disease, for example, stable angina or past myocardial infarction, weakens system's abilities of dealing with
more » ... tress due to infl ammation. Secondly, because COVID-19 is associated with multiple different mechanisms of cardiovascular injury. Developing COVID-19 related cardiovascular complications is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The goal of this review is to present the known up to this moment mechanisms of cardiovascular injury and complications after COVID-19.
doi:10.3897/bgcardio.27.e67571 fatcat:xvd64lr53fhy3fmitwwvbrq3wq