ABC News: COVID-Linked Heart Inflammation Reported

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Growing evidence suggests that the coronavirus can damage the hearts of even the young and physically fit.

Research published Friday in the journal JAMA Cardiology found that 4 out of 26 college athletes had signs of a heart condition called myocarditis after recovering from COVID-19.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/covid-linked-heart-inflammation-college-athletes-small-study-suggests-n1239875

While the condition often goes away on its own, in rare cases, it can cause sudden death from cardiac arrest.

Rajpal cautioned that the study was small, and more research is needed to confirm whether COVID-19 contributed to the athletes’ myocarditis, reported NBC News.

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