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Study: Cardiac MRI identifies heart issues in COVID-19

Researchers analyzed MRI scans of COVID-19 patients with raised levels of troponin a month after discharge and found about half had varied forms of damage to the heart, some of which were new or likely caused by COVID-19, but others could have been preexisting. "Unpicking how the heart can become damaged is difficult, but MRI scans of the heart can identify different patterns of injury, which may enable us to make more accurate diagnoses and to target treatments more effectively," researchers wrote in the European Heart Journal.

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