Among a sample of patients hospitalized for #COVID19 in Wuhan, 1 in 5 had +Tn. Those with +Tn had markedly worse prognosis than those without, including 50% death rate within 3w
New #JAMA. Cardiac injury is a common condition in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, and it is associated with a higher risk of in-hospital #mortality. Exact mechanism needs to be further explored. #Wuhan #COVID19 care. #COVID #Coronavirus #Virus
Latest on the heart hit from #COVID19: Almost 20% of > 400 patients hospitalized had heart damage, and this was associated with a >10-fold increase in death
Association of Cardiac Injury With Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 in Wuhan, China |JAMA Cardiology | IMPORTANT original science; 20% with cardiac injury and higher mortality with cardiac injury. #COVID19. More at ⁦⁦
This is confounded by lifestyle (smoking & obesity) plus co-morbidities (more common in males). A meta-analysis of 416 Chinese patients did not demonstrate sex to be a strong predictor. Also in China men smoke more. #COVID19 5/x