Heart and lung problems have been seen in patients who have healed
Severe cases of Covid-19 can leave sequelae in the lungs and heart. The good news is that these tend to improve over time. These are the conclusions drawn in a study conducted in Austria and presented this week during a virtual congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS), which ends today.
Researchers recruited patients admitted to hospitals at the Clinical University of Internal Medicine in Innsbruck, St. Vinzenz Hospital in Zams and the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center in Münster. They were studied after six and 12 weeks of hospital discharge. A third assessment, at 24 weeks, was carried out, but the results have not yet been released.
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