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Cardiac Fibrosis Is a Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-515356
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.51535
Mustroph, Julian ; Hupf, Julian ; Baier, Maria J. ; Evert, Katja ; Brochhausen, Christoph ; Broeker, Katharina A. E. ; Meindl, Christine ; Seither, Benedikt ; Jungbauer, Carsten G. ; Evert, Matthias ; Maier, Lars S. ; Wagner, Stefan
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Abstract

Increased left ventricular fibrosis has been reported in patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It is unclear whether this fibrosis is a consequence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection or a risk factor for severe disease progression. We observed increased fibrosis in the left ventricular myocardium of deceased COVID-19 patients, ...

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