Study Shows Half Of Recovered COVID-19 Patients Have Heart Damage

Researchers are continuing to find out more about coronavirus.

A new study reports the coronavirus caused heart damage in more than half the people infected. The study involved heart scans of patients from 69 countries on six continents. Researchers found more than 50-percent of heart scans showed damage in people who were sickened by the viral infection.

The study reports 55-percent of patients had abnormalities in their scan and one in seven had what researchers described as severe abnormalities. The work was published in the European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging.

Researchers say more needs to be looked at with this side effect, as the study was limited.