Underlying cardiovascular diseases increase the incidence and severity of coronavirus infection.
Cardiac injury is common in patients with COVID-19. It is a risk factor for mortality of COVID-19 patients.
Cardiovascular complications are mainly related to fever, inflammation, the direct effects of Covs and drug side effects.
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has once again aroused people's concern about coronavirus. Seven human coronaviruses (HCoVs) have been discovered so far, including HCoV-229E, HCoV-NL63, HCoV-OC43, HCoV-HKU115, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Existing studies show that the cardiovascular disease increased the incidence and severity of coronavirus infection. At the same time, myocardial injury caused by coronavirus infection is one of the main factors contributing to poor prognosis. In this review, the recent clinical findings about the relationship between coronaviruses and cardiovascular diseases and the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are discussed. This review aimed to provide assistance for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.El texto completo de este artículo está disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Coronavirus, Coronavirus disease 2019, Cardiovascular disease, Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus