7:14:40 PM PDT - Monday, April 12th, 2021

What Covid Means for the Athlete’s Heart  

By Editor - Tue Apr 06, 7:17 am

For sports fans across the country, the resumption of the regular sports calendar has signaled another step toward post-pandemic normality. But for the athletes participating in professional, collegiate, high school or even recreational sports, significant unanswered questions remain about the aftereffects of a covid infection. This story also ran on ESPN . It can be republished for free. Chief among those is whether the coronavirus can damage their hearts, putting them at risk for lifelong complications and death. Preliminary data from early in the pandemic suggested that as many as 1 in 5 people with covid-19 could end up with heart inflammation, known as myocarditis, which has been linked to abnormal heart rhythms and sudden cardiac death. Screening studies conducted by college athletic programs over the past year have generally found lower numbers

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What Covid Means for the Athlete’s Heart

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