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COVID-19 and cardiovascular concerns: An evolving story

July 1, 2021

Doctors are still unraveling the connections between heart-related risks and infections with the novel coronavirus.

Editor’s note: Research and news about COVID-19 change rapidly. For updated information about the pandemic, see /cvrc .

It’s clear that people with heart disease are more vulnerable to complications from SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. "But our understanding about how the novel coronavirus affects the cardiovascular system is still evolving," says cardiologist Dr. C. Michael Gibson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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