The pandemic virus SARS-CoV-2 can enter the body via cells in the nose to cause the illness COVID-19. But we know now that it doesn’t stop there. Clinicians and scientists have found that it can attack many different organ systems. Researchers now are starting to catalog the ways that it can affect the cardiovascular system.
A report published in The New England Journal of Medicine determined that COVID-19 victims had nine times more blood clots in their lungs than patients that died of the H1N1 flu. There also seems to be a ‘second phase’ of some COVID-19 infections that can be fatal.