Cardiac Arrhythmias in COVID-19
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1st Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw
Małgorzata Mierzejewska   

1st Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw
Publication date: 2021-05-21
Heart Beat 2020;5:1–3
As the novel coronavirus, specifically known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), was thought to primarily affect the respiratory system, with the new studies and cases it seems to be prevalent that the effect on the cardiovascular system can also be described. The manifestations include myocardial injury, exhibited by elevated TnT levels, as well as elevated levels of NT-proBNP and creatine kinase due to already present and now more severe cardiomyopathy or coronary heart disease. In 44,4% of intensive care unit individuals cardiac arrhythmias were reported, although the characteristics of those associated with COVID-19 have not yet been clearly described. In this article we focus on cardiac arrhythmias in COVID-19, which have been associated with underlying myocardial injury and cardiac dysfunction.