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2020 Jul 17

J Am Heart Assoc

Coronavirus 2019 Disease (COVID-19), Systemic Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Disease.


Inciardi RM, Solomon SD, Ridker PM, Metra M
J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Jul 17:e017756.
PMID: 32677478.


Acute respiratory failure associated with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has rapidly spread worldwide and presents critical challenges for the public health and medical communities. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared SARS-CoV-2 a public health emergency of international concern, with a global estimate of over 7 million human infections and more than 400000 deaths worldwide as of June 12, 2020. A 2020 report by the China Medical Treatment Expert Group for Coronavirus disease 2010 (COVID-19) (2) showed that the clinical spectrum of the viral infection is dominated by fever (up to 88.7% of patients during hospitalization) and cough (67.8% of patients) followed by symptoms such as headache, fatigue, or shortness of breath.