How COVID-19 affects cancer and cardiovascular disease

Authors

  • Chonthicha Tanking Cardiovascular unit, Chulabhorn hospital, Chulabhorn Royal Academy

Keywords:

COVID-19, cardiovascular disease, cancer, mechanism of COVID-19

Abstract

After Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) was introduced to the world in December 2019, it rapidly continues its journey to more than 185 countries/regions throughout the world in just only a few months1. Due to its powerful transmission capacity, WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March 2020. While the knowledge about risk and its impact is still limited, recent data has shown an association between COVID-19 and the world’s two most common diseases; cardiovascular disease and cancer. Data suggested that these patients are not only more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, but also likely to develop severe form of disease with higher mortality rate. It is significantly importance to understand the underlying mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 in order to treat these patients. The purpose of this article is to review current data on the incidence, proposed mechanisms and impacts of COVID-19 among patients with cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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2020-06-24

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Tanking C. How COVID-19 affects cancer and cardiovascular disease. J Chulabhorn Royal Acad [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 24 [cited 2024 May 21];2(3):18-26. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jcra/article/view/241371

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