How COVID damages heart found, may lead to new treatments

Updated: Oct 3 2022 12:34PM

Melbourne, Oct 3 (PTI) Researchers have discovered how COVID-19 infection damages the heart tissue, paving the way for better treatments for the condition.

The study conducted on a small group of people found that COVID-19 damaged the DNA in heart tissue, which was not detected in influenza samples.

The researchers noted that while COVID-19 and influenza are both severe respiratory viruses, they appeared to affect cardiac tissue very differently.