Harvard Health reports on new research that is suggesting that there may be long-term neurologic consequences in those who survive COVID infections, including more than seven million Americans and another 27 million people worldwide. Particularly troubling is increasing evidence that there may be mild — but very real — brainContinue Reading

Kaiser Health News writes about the new clinics that focus on helping people recover from COVID-19 symptoms after they recover from the infection itself. “We need to think about how we’re going to provide care for patients who may be recovering for years after the virus,” said Dr. Sarah Jolley,Continue Reading

Damage to the heart, liver and kidney are just a few of the long-term effects of Covid-19, according to a Oxford-based study. ITV describes the findings of this new Oxford study that began in April and confirms that Covid-19 can cause damage to several organs. It found that half of patientsContinue Reading

While COVID-19 is known as a respiratory infection, there’s emerging evidence linking it to heart damage, too. Cardiologists are seeing patients with signs of inflammation and scar formation in their hearts even after recovery from COVID-19, experts say. After recovering from COVID-19, athletes and others who do strenuous exercise shouldContinue Reading

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow worldwide, the number of patients recovering, and also experiencing post-infection problems, is also growing. A new study from Trinity College in Ireland puts brings some additional clarity to how fatigue can be a longer term symptom for those who have recovered fromContinue Reading

Fears that COVID-19 can cause the cardiac inflammation called myocarditis have grown, as doctors report seeing previously healthy people whose COVID-19 experience is trailed by myocarditis-induced heart failure. Whether SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, induces cardiac injury including myocarditis more often, or with greater severity, than other viruses isContinue Reading

CNN reports about how many hospitalized for Covid-19 are at risk to become ‘long haulers’. Researchers from the Academic Respiratory Unit of the North Bristol NHS Trust in the UK looked at 110 Covid-19 patients, whose illnesses required hospital stays for a median of five days between March 30 andContinue Reading

Six months after the coronavirus hit Bergamo, one of Italy’s early epicenters, nearly half of the survivors haven’t recovered and are still dealing with a variety of problems, according to The Washington Post. Researchers and physicians began to track the recoveries of COVID-19 survivors in May. Out of the firstContinue Reading

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), believed to be linked to COVID-19, damages the heart to such an extent that some children will need lifelong monitoring and interventions, said the senior author of a medical literature review published Sept. 4 in EClinicalMedicine, a journal of The Lancet. This review was conducted byContinue Reading

While there are anecdotes aplenty, there’s also some solid science behind the worries. Ars Technica looks at the early scientific studies about the damage to the heart that COVID-19 can cause. While details of what the virus might be doing hasn’t yet hit the peer-reviewed literature, there is a draft paper thatContinue Reading