The clinical characteristics of myocardial injury in severe and very severe patients with 2019 novel coronavirus disease

Published:March 21, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2020.03.021
      We read with interest the recent article published by Yang W et al.,
      • Yang W.
      • Cao Q.
      • Qin L.
      • et al.
      Clinical characteristics and imaging manifestations of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19):a multi-center study in Wenzhou city, Zhejiang, China.
      which described the clinical characteristics and imaging manifestations of hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. The 2019 Novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has drawn global intensive attention.
      • Huang C.
      • Wang Y.
      • Li X.
      • et al.
      Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
      • Chen N.
      • Zhou M.
      • Dong X.
      • et al.
      Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: A descriptive study.
      • Wang D.
      • Hu B.
      • Hu C.
      • et al.
      Clinical characteristics of 138 hospitalized patients with 2019 novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia in Wuhan, China.
      Previous studies suggest that severe COVID-19 may present with acute cardiac injury.
      • Huang C.
      • Wang Y.
      • Li X.
      • et al.
      Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
      • Chen N.
      • Zhou M.
      • Dong X.
      • et al.
      Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: A descriptive study.
      • Wang D.
      • Hu B.
      • Hu C.
      • et al.
      Clinical characteristics of 138 hospitalized patients with 2019 novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia in Wuhan, China.
      However, few have investigated the cardiac lesion markers and their correlation to disease severity. In this letter, we explored the cardiac lesion biomarkers in patients with severe and very severe COVID-19.
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