- The Japanese Circulation Society
- Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
- pp.CJ-21-0219, (Released:2021-05-15)
Background:Several studies have reported elevated troponin levels in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, so we investigated myocardial damage by measuring high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) levels and analyzed the relationship with comorbidities.Methods and Results:Of 209 patients who recently recovered from COVID-19, 65% had an elevated hsTnT level that was higher than levels in patients with acute phase infection despite most patients (79%) having a mild illness. The hsTnT levels correlated with disease severity, sex, comorbidities, and ACEi and ARB use.Conclusions:Myocardial damage occurs in the recovery phase of COVID-19, and its evaluation, regardless of patient age, should be considered.