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Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus particles in heart tissue – News-Medical.Net

Researchers in Milan, Italy, have identified the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the heart tissue of deceased coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients who had died from respiratory failure, without showing any s…

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Researchers in Milan, Italy, have identified the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the heart tissue of deceased coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients who had died from respiratory failure, without showing any signs of cardiac involvement.
The virus was present in the cardiomyocytes of all six patients, and active viral transcription of RNA for the viral spike protein had occurred. The spike protein is the surface structure SARS-CoV-2 uses to bind…

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