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Medicina Interna

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MAMADE, Yasmin et al. COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease: Direct Consequences and Lines of Investigation. Medicina Interna [online]. 2020, vol.27, n.3, pp.54-60. ISSN 0872-671X.

SARS-COV-2 infection has left no one unscathed or indifferent. It has had profound implications for personal daily lives and health, but also at a broader economic and social level. In terms of cardiovascular disease, COVID-19 had a huge impact. Much remains unknown and the information is often contradictory. This article aims to point out lines of investigation that may be useful to find answers about the link between SARS-COV-2 infection and cardiovascular disease. We explore the known direct effects of the disease, addressing the pathophysiological mechanisms, whether it is the direct cell aggression, inflammatory storm, thrombotic angiopathy, hypoxia or lipoprotein dysfunction.

Keywords : Cardiovascular Diseases; Coronavirus Infections; COVID-19.

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