Virus finds new way to strike at heart of humanity, autopsies reveal

Recent discoveries show the pandemic creates a ‘perfect storm for the heart’, raising a red flag for stroke

05 October 2020 - 19:59 By Tanya Farber and tanya farber

It was only a few days ago that Dr Farai Dube, a Johannesburg cardiologist, could put on his takkies once more and hit the streets for a heart-pumping run.

“I was one of the first doctors in the country to get this infection,” he said of his Covid-19 ordeal in April, recalling the “generalised body aches, fevers and shortness of breath” that kept him housebound for three weeks...

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