A new study .. Corona virus may be toxic to heart muscle cells!

30 July, 2022
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A new study .. Corona virus may be toxic to heart muscle cells!

Although Covid is primarily associated with adverse effects on the respiratory system, research has proven that the virus also targets other parts of your body.

A study published earlier this year found that people infected with the virus showed "greater cognitive decline". Aside from the brain, your heart can also take a beating. New research has found "direct evidence that the spiky SARS-CoV-2 protein is toxic to cardiomyocytes."

Although Covid can affect everyone differently, some of its consequences can be very serious. And between its effects on the brain and heart, there is still a lot of unknown information about the virus that emerged two years ago.In a preliminary study, the research found that the thorny coronavirus protein is able to cause injury to the heart muscle. This occurs through an inflammatory process that distinguishes it from previously known coronaviruses.

Fortunately, preliminary research also indicates that the damage caused by this process can be reduced by vaccination.

This adds to the evidence that proves the benefits of "Covid" vaccines and their ability to reduce severe disease.

Dr. Qiqiang Lin said: "It is already known from the clinical side that Covid infection can cause heart injury, however, what we do not know are the mechanistic details of how this occurs. What we suspect is that the spiky protein has unknown pathological roles." . The researchers also explained that the spike protein activates a natural immune response that "may also impair the function of heart muscle cells and lead to cell death and heart failure."

"We found direct evidence that the spiky protein is toxic to heart muscle cells," Lin added. However, the research team cautioned that their findings may not represent the full picture.



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