The heartbreak of COVID-19
Almost as soon as COVID-19 appeared, one of the most troubling consequences was revealed. The virus, SARS-CoV-2 had an effect on the cardiovascular system, including the heart. Since then, researchers have tried to better understand not only the mechanisms behind this added trouble, but also the risks due to pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Our guest this week is Ian Paterson. He is a Professor in the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He’s a cardiac researcher who has been working to better understand the effects of COVID-19 at the cardiac level. His latest study is called the Multi-organ Imaging With Serial Testing In Covid-19 Infected Patients, better known as MOIST.
While this discussion will offer you more than you will hear elsewhere regarding the potential heart troubles that could come from COVID-19, I’m sure you will have questions. Which is why I hope you reach out to me on Twitter, by Email, or via voice message at Speakpipe.com/SASS. Just follow the link below and send me your thoughts.
Guest: Ian Paterson
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