National study coordinated by prof. Marco Metra: Covid-19 patients are more at risk of heart attack


This is what emerges from the ‘Cardio-Covid Italy Multicenter Study‘, a multicentre and transversal study by an all-Italian team, coordinated by the Cardiology Department of the Spedali Civili of Brescia, directed by Prof. Marco Metra.

The details of the research have been published in the prestigious journal “Jama Cardiology”.

The study shows that elevated levels of cardiac troponin, the protein enzyme responsible for myocardial muscle contraction, usually red flags in the diagnosis of myocardial herat attack, represent a risk factor for mortality and the development of cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular complications (i.e.: pulmonary embolism) in patients hospitalized for Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus infection.