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(8,637 posts)
Mon Mar 25, 2024, 04:06 PM Mar 2024

COVID-19's Damage to Organs Can Harm Heart, Too


"COVID-19 can damage a person's heart even if the coronavirus doesn't directly infect the heart tissue, a new study has found.

The severe inflammation that COVID causes in other organs, like the lungs, appears to indirectly cause heart damage associated with the infection, researchers report.

“After a COVID infection, the immune system can inflict remote damage on other organs by triggering serious inflammation throughout the body – and this is in addition to damage the virus itself has directly inflicted on the lung tissue,” senior author Dr. Matthais Nahrendorf, a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, said in a news release.

For the study, researchers analyzed heart tissue samples taken from 21 patients who died with COVID-related lung failure. These samples were compared to specimens from 33 patients who died from causes unrelated to COVID...."

This may not be news to most of you, but I thought it was worth sharing.

I lost a friend, aged 55, last summer to what was likely a post-covid heart condition. She was fully vaxed, as far as I knew. She couldn't see her grandbabies if she wasn't.

I wish people took this virus more seriously.
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COVID-19's Damage to Organs Can Harm Heart, Too (Original Post) sybylla Mar 2024 OP
I can vouch for that... bahboo Mar 2024 #1
You have company. sybylla Mar 2024 #2
yes...thanks! bahboo Apr 2024 #4
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(16,504 posts)
1. I can vouch for that...
Mon Mar 25, 2024, 05:53 PM
Mar 2024

had a nasty case of Covid, later was diagnosed with Afib. Then my thyroid went haywire. Had a real nasty year, but am doing better. Can't prove it of course, but the timing sure is suspicious....and yes, I was fully vaxxed at the time.


(8,637 posts)
2. You have company.
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 09:22 AM
Mar 2024

FOUR of my husbands 7 siblings ended up with afib after a covid infection and all of them have had surgery for it.

My husband had it and thankfully has no such symptoms 7 months later.

Edited to add that I hope you are feeling much better soon.


(16,504 posts)
4. yes...thanks!
Tue Apr 16, 2024, 09:41 AM
Apr 2024

had an ablation last August, and doing much better. Also the thyroid has calmed down.

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