Physicians are just beginning to understand the effects of COVID-19 on the heart. In fact, a study published in 2020 shows 78% of COVID patients had some form of cardiac involvement following recovery, and 60% had ongoing myocardial inflammation. The majority of patients had recovered at home, and none had prior known cardiovascular issues. Moreover, 25% of recovered COVID patients experience long-lasting symptoms including chest pain, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, all of which may be symptoms of heart disease. As a result, patients with past COVID diagnoses–especially those with preexisting heart conditions–may be at a higher risk of developing worsening cardiovascular complications, such as myocarditis and pericarditis. This highlights the need for highly sensitive, rapid and safe diagnostics to monitor and manage the potential long-term effects of COVID-19 on the heart.
MyoStrain provides a sensitive and accurate heart health assessment for recovered COVID-19 patients. Complete in under 10 minutes, MyoStrain gives clinicians novel cardiac insights to detect the early cardiac effects of COVID-19, enabling opportunities to monitor changes in heart health over time and optimize treatment for improved outcomes and quality of life.
 Walter, M. (2020). 78% of COVID-19 patients show signs of heart damage after recovery. Cardiovascular Business. https://www.cardiovascularbusiness.com/topics/covid-19/78-covid-19-patients-heart-damage-recovery.  Puntmann, V. O., Carerj, M. L., Wieters, I., Fahim, M., Arendt, C., Hoffmann, J., Shchendrygina, A., Escher, F., Vasa-Nicotera, M., Zeiher, A. M., Vehreschild, M., & Nagel, E. (2020). Outcomes of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients Recently Recovered From Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). JAMA cardiology, 5(11), 1265–1273. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2020.3557.  Ducharme, J (2021). Almost 25% of COVID-19 Patients Develop Long-Lasting Symptoms, According to a New Report. Time. https://time.com/6073522/long-covid-prevalence/.  Kelle, S., Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) recommended CMR protocols for scanning patients with active or convalescent phase COVID-19 infection. 22, 61 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12968-020-00656-6.et al. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson