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Science magazine: Blood vessel attack could trigger coronavirus’ fatal ‘second phase’

UC cardiologist weighs in on the cardiovascular impact of COVID-19

Richard Becker, MD, director the University of Cincinnati Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and UC Health cardiologist, spoke with Science magazine writer Catherine Matacic for a story that looks at the impact COVID-19 has on blood vessels in the body. The novel coronavirus may attack endothelial cells that line the blood vessels and possibly spark inflammation and acute respiratory distress syndrome which kills most patients. The reporter also cited Becker’s recent review of cardiovascular research in the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis.

Read the entire interview online.

Learn more about the cardiovascular research Becker is co-sponsoring at UC.