The pandemic has caused plenty of concern for individuals with underlying illnesses, especially individuals who suffer from heart disease and have a higher risk. In recent studies, it's been revealed that the strength and health of one's heart plays a large role in their body's ability to fight COVID-19.
One study out of Wuhan, China, revealed that 27.8 percent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients suffered heart damage. Additional research has popped up from Europe and the United States that reinforces this connection. Let's look at what that means for patients.