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Sep 11, 2020

Why would a virus that primarily affect the lungs also cause a heart attack? How do you treat injury to the heart and is recovery expected? Is there evidence that people with asymptomatic COVID cases could still experience injury to the heart and lungs? Should athletes who have had severe COVID seek a cardiac assessment before returning to sports?

Hopkins cardiologist and myocarditis expert Dr. Nisha Gilotra talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein and answers questions about COVID-19’s impact on the heart.

KEYWORDS: heart attack; cardiomyopathy; cardiac health