COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System: Requiem for a Medical Minotaur
UMass Chan AffiliationsMedicine
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AbstractThe world has finally emerged from the great medical, economic, and social calamity of 2020 to 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic. This Compendium of 10 articles describes various aspects of the effects of SARS-CoV-2 on the cardiovascular system, focusing on the heart. The Minotaur from Greek mythology is an apt metaphor, because this half bull/half man spike-adorned gain of function mutant slaughtered the innocent was nearly impossible to eradicate in his labyrinthian environs, inspired mass fear of the unknown, and ultimately was eliminated by resourceful, determined collaborators.1 Although SARS-CoV-2 infection has not been eliminated, it has been contained to the point of acquiring the status of a manageable infectious disease.
SourceKoupenova M, Chung MK, Bristow MR. COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System: Requiem for a Medical Minotaur. Circ Res. 2023 May 12;132(10):1255-1258. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.123.322935. Epub 2023 May 11. PMID: 37167357; PMCID: PMC10171293.
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