Myocardial injury 'contributes to COVID-19 mortality'

Elevated troponin T linked with a poor prognosis, find researchers

Myocardial injury may play a role in fatal outcomes of COVID-19, three reports in JAMA Cardiology suggest.

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Doctors from Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, China, investigated the association of underlying CVD and myocardial injury with fatal outcomes in 187 patients with COVID-19, of whom 35% had underlying CVD and 28% exhibited myocardial injury as indicated by elevated troponin T levels.

Mortality was markedly higher in patients with