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  • How does COVID-19 affect the heart?

    Mariam Bonyadi Camacho stands with arms crossed.

    While many think of COVID-19 as primarily a respiratory disease, its effects on the heart contribute to nearly 40% of deaths – and can strike even healthy children and athletes, says Illinois medical scholar Mariam Bonyadi Camacho.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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