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COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Diseases

COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Diseases

Roheela Yasmeen1*, Nida Mobeen1 and Samia Chaudhry2

1Department of Biology, Lahore Garrison University, Sector C, Phase VI, DHA, Lahore
2Services Hospital, Lahore

*      Corresponding author: raheelasattar44@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Pandemic COVID-19 is a global issue which affected almost 213 countries with definite cases of 20,542,666 across the world as reported by World Health Organization on August 12, 2020. It causes severe acute respiratory syndrome and mainly invades the lungs through angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor. These ACE2 receptors are also found in heart and are reason for serious cardiovascular disease including myocardial injury. This virus can persuade cardiac damage, arrhythmias, severe coronary syndrome and venous thromboembolic complications. Patients of COVID-19 having already cardiovascular problems showed severe symptoms of this disease and have greater chance of death. This review article especially pays attention on cardiovascular symptoms of COVID-19 and its enhanced effect on patients with already existing cardiovascular diseases.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 53, Iss. 5, Pages 1603-2000

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