Wednesday, March 3

Heart scarring caused by COVID-19 found in patients in Amarillo – KFDA

“There is a receptor in the body called ACE2, which is quite common and exist in the heart muscle,” said Dr. Scott Shurmur, cardiologist and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center “What is unique about the COVID-19 virus is that it attaches to this specific receptor which other respiratory viruses really haven’t, other coronaviruses really haven’t.”

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