COVID-19 can kill heart muscle cells, interfere with contraction

Dr. Kory Lavine, Dr. Michael Diamond, and Dr. Michael Greenberg discuss how COVID-19 infects the heart, killing muscle cells, and how developing models of this tissue damage may be the key to developing potential therapies.

A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis provides evidence that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can invade and replicate inside heart muscle cells, causing cell death and interfering with heart muscle contraction. The image of engineered heart tissue shows human heart muscle cells (red) infected with SARS-CoV-2 (green).
A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis provides evidence that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can invade and replicate inside heart muscle cells, causing cell death and interfering with heart muscle contraction. The image of engineered heart tissue shows human heart muscle cells (red) infected with SARS-CoV-2 (green).

Check out the full article here: COVID-19 can kill heart muscle cells, interfere with contraction – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (wustl.edu)

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