Review Articles

Cardiovascular Implications of COVID-19 Infections



Since early 2020, the world has been facing a pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Although this positive single-stranded RNA virus primarily causes pulmonary infection and failure, it has been associated with multiple cardiovascular diseases including troponin elevation, myocarditis, and cardiac arrhythmias. Cardiac patients are susceptible to developing more severe infection from SARS-COV-2, making management complicated. In this review we discuss the cardiac manifestations of COVID-19 infections as well as considerations for the management of primary cardiac pathologies during this pandemic.


COVID-19ACE inhibitorsangiotensin receptor blockersarrhythmiasorgan transplantcoagulopathycardiovascular imagingtroponin
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Page/Article: 146-154
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-16-2-146
  • Published on 1 Apr 2020
  • Peer Reviewed