Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (11): 1556-1560.

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Role of regulatory immune response to myocardial injury caused by SARS-CoV-2

HU Heng-jing1,2, LIU Yao1, JIANG Zhi-sheng2*   

  1. 1. Department of Cardiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of University of South China, Hengyang 421000;
    2. Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and Key Lab for Arteriosclerology of Hunan Province, University of South China, Hengyang 421000, China
  • Received:2020-05-23 Revised:2020-07-14 Online:2020-11-05 Published:2020-10-30
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Abstract: The 2019 novel coronavirus(SARS-CoV-2) belongs to β coronavirus and is the seventh one to be found as pathogen of humans in Wuhan by the end of 2019. Clinical statistics shows that the virus often leads to myocardial injury, and patients with underlying cardiovascular diseases have a higher risk of infection and worse prognosis. The mechanism of the virus on myocardial injury is still unknown. This paper discusses the role of SARS-CoV-2 in myocardial damage with regard to immune system.

Key words: SARS-CoV-2, immune response, myocardial injury

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