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2020-04-07 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Mysterious Heart Damage, Not Just Lung Troubles, Befalling COVID-19 Patients
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Posted by Phomoper Lumplump4826 2020-04-07 05:13|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [883 views ]  Top

#1 Perhaps Transcutaneous heart pacing (TP) should be examined. Comments ?
Posted by Besoeker 2020-04-07 07:36||   2020-04-07 07:36|| Front Page Top

#2 I have seen where it's been observed that the lung damage in victims and survivors is essentially identical to high altitude pulmonary edema. This obviously ties in with the potential of the anti-malarial.

On a personal note, I have had double pneumonia and at a point where I was almost certainly in the best physical shape of my life. I could readily do 18 dead hang pull ups with web gear, 100 push up w/web gear and ALCE, 2 mi in 10:20, and walk until. I weighed 183 lbs and was hospitalized with a high fever. When I was released 16 days later I weighed 136 lbs and could not climb a flight of stairs at a slow pace. Short story way too long, the stress on your heart from long, unproductive and unstopable coughing fits is immense and unrelenting. It very nearly killed me in my early 30's.
Posted by Cesare 2020-04-07 07:48||   2020-04-07 07:48|| Front Page Top

#3 I've heard of similar cases that didn't end so well. Glad you're still with us, Cesare.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-04-07 08:23||   2020-04-07 08:23|| Front Page Top

#4 Possible damage because it would be grand central for dissociated iron ions?
Posted by gorb 2020-04-07 08:24||   2020-04-07 08:24|| Front Page Top

#5 Need to up your game from a 3 wood to a driver iron.
Posted by Skidmark 2020-04-07 09:29||   2020-04-07 09:29|| Front Page Top

#6 Thanks Mullah Richard, it was a close thing and about 18-20 months to get back to a zero point where I could start to train again. Being fit probably helped somewhat, but during extended coughing fits all the muscle in your mid section contracts violently. You end up feeling like you've had a serious beating.

Speaking of iron ions, the Dr I saw in the hospital insisted I take iron pills. A man with a poor command of English and an accent like Chicolini working under Army contract, I believe in retrospect he may well have been the first generation of his family to walk fully erect.
Posted by Cesare 2020-04-07 10:58||   2020-04-07 10:58|| Front Page Top

#7 The ACE2 receptor protein, used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to enter cells is an enzyme attached to the outer surface (cell membranes) of cells in the lungs, arteries, heart, kidney, testes, and intestines.
Posted by John Frum 2020-04-07 19:06||   2020-04-07 19:06|| Front Page Top

#8 So no mystery why it is shed in stool and why heart tissue is damaged. The virus dcan irectly infect such tissue.
Posted by John Frum 2020-04-07 19:07||   2020-04-07 19:07|| Front Page Top

#9 See COVID-19 and the cardiovascular system
Reports suggest that the Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (MERS-CoV) can cause acute myocarditis and heart failure5. SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV have similar pathogenicity, and the myo- cardial damage caused by infection with these viruses undoubtedly increases the difficulty and complexity of patient treatment. Myocardial injury associated with the SARS-CoV-2 occurred in 5 of the first 41 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Wuhan
Posted by John Frum 2020-04-07 19:11||   2020-04-07 19:11|| Front Page Top

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