According tomedia reports, reports of sudden cardiac death related to xinguan pneumonia have been circulating since the early days of the pandemic. The cause has been described as myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle caused by viral infections. However, autopsies on patients with respiratory diseases showed that the new coronavirus did not cause typical, expected myocarditis, but rather an unusual pattern of death of heart cells.
Myocarditis is an inflammation caused by a viral infection that causes abnormal heart rate and decreased blood pumping capacity; Heart death in patients with new coronary pneumonia is thought to be the result of myocarditis, but a new study from Louisiana State University’s Center for Health Sciences suggests there may be other causes.
The study noted that an analysis of autopsies performed on people who died of neo-coronary pneumonia showed that “dispersed individual” cells in the heart muscle experienced a unique pattern of cell death that led to heart disorders. This is different from the expected symptoms of myocarditis, which the researchers were surprised by.
Although the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the new coronapneumonia, was not found in the patient’s heart muscle cells, there was a serious increase in the patient’s right ventricle. The cause of this unusual finding is unclear, but it may be due to the extreme pressure on the heart caused by the new SARS disease and the immune response known as cytokine storms and inflammation of the small endothelial blood vessels.