Corona virus also kills heart cells, research shows
St. Louis: American scientists have discovered that the corona virus attacks not only the lungs but also the heart muscle and kills the cells in it.
That is why a large number of deaths from the corona virus are caused by patients who have died of a heart attack or disease.
Prior to this study, most experts said that the “novel corona virus” affects the human lungs and respiratory system, which increases the pressure on the heart to pump blood, which can lead to death in severe cases. Can
In other words, heartburn has been cited as a “secondary cause” of death in patients with coronary heart disease.
However, experiments on human heart cells at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, have shown that the corona virus actually affects human heart cells as well.
Obtained with the help of stem cells, various heart cells were infected with the corona virus in a test tube.
These experiments showed that the corona virus directly attacks and kills the cells that control the contraction and expansion of the heart muscle (cardiomyocytes), which affects the heart’s ability to beat and stops beating. Are arranged.
Based on the results of these experiments, experts say that we should not be hasty in considering heart problems and diseases in people infected with the corona virus as a “secondary cause”.
At the same time, he warned those recovering from the corona virus, including young people, that they too could face future heart disease or illness.
In a special research paper published in the latest issue of the online research journal JACC: Basic to Translational Science, the experts said that they would try to find out by phasing out their research. How long do the effects of corona virus last on the heart while how can the damage to the heart be remedied?