Subclinical myocardial dysfunction in patients recovered from COVID-19
doi: 10.1111/echo.15215 Myocardial injury (MI) can be detected during the acute phase of Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) and is associated with a dismal prognosis. Recent imaging studies described the persistence of cardiac abnormalities after the recovery. The aim of the study was to investigate the spectrum of cardiac abnormalities at mid-term follow-up in patients recovered from COVID-19 using clinical assessment, laboratory tests and imaging evaluation with comprehensive echocardiography.1 The study included 123 patients divided into two groups according to the presence of MI during hospitalization. At 3 months follow-up patients with prior MI showed lower values of global longitudinale strain, higher frequency of8 impaired diastolic funcion and higher values of pulmonary pressure. Echocardiography with speckle-tracking analysis may be a usefull tool to identify subclinical myocardial dysfunction in patients recovered from COVID-19.
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