Cardiovascular Complications in Patients with COVID-19: Consequences of Viral Toxicities and Host Immune Response

Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. While cardiac injury has been demonstrated in critically ill COVID-19 patients, the mechanism of injury remains unclear. Here, we review our current knowledge of the biology of SARS-CoV-2 and the potential mechanisms of myocardial injury due to viral toxicities and host immune responses.

Cardiovascular Complications in Patients with COVID-19: Consequences of Viral Toxicities and Host Immune Response
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