“COVID-19 – Current Status and Trends: A Comprehensive Review

Authors

  • Cinosh Mathew1 , Jayesh Rawal2 , Nishant Saxena3 , Ashish Sharma3 , Rahul Jain3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13533

Keywords:

COVID-19, myocarditis, myocardial injury

Abstract

The current global pandemic of COVID-19 is caused by a virus of corona family named SARS-CoV-2.
Cardiovascular manifestations of COVID-19 are varied and complex and include myocarditis, acute
coronary syndrome, heart failure, pericarditis and pericardial effusion. Those with cardiac comorbidites are
at higher risk of severe infection and death. SARS-CoV-2 may infiltrate and injury the heart directly or may
cause Myocardial infarction, LV dysfunction secondary to myocarditis, congestive cardiac failure, rhythm
abnormalities and pulmonary and other vascular embolisms. The medications used to treat COVID-19 may
also have serious cardiac side effects. A through understanding of the cardiac involvement of COVID-19
and its varied presentation is needed for management of COVID-19 infection and its complications.

Author Biography

Cinosh Mathew1 , Jayesh Rawal2 , Nishant Saxena3 , Ashish Sharma3 , Rahul Jain3

1 Associate Professor, 2
Professor and HOD, 3 DM Cardiology Senior Resident, Department of Cardiology, Smt.
B. K. Shah Medical Institute and Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Vadodara,
Gujarat.

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Cinosh Mathew1 , Jayesh Rawal2 , Nishant Saxena3 , Ashish Sharma3 , Rahul Jain3. (2020). “COVID-19 – Current Status and Trends: A Comprehensive Review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 915-923. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13533