Athletes unlikely to develop cardiac complications from COVID, study shows

May 18, 2021

DALLAS, TX–While the lasting impact of COVID-19 on hospitalized patients in the general population is common and associated with adverse cardiac outcomes, evaluations of cardiac involvement of more than 3,000 college-aged, competitive athletes revealed no adverse cardiac events following COVID-19 infections and indicate a safe return-to-play for asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic athletes without additional cardiac testing, according to a study published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

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