Cardiac Health Indicators in Critical COVID-19 Cases

Authors: Sultan Alasmari et al.


Section : COVID

Published Date : Jun 30, 2021


Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease that has spread worldwide and led to ongoing global concern. The pandemic prompted researchers to examine the impact of COVID-19 on human organs. The heart is one such organ. This study investigates the possible prediction of heart condition using some biochemical markers of particularly critically ill patients referred to an intensive care unit (ICU). Results of various serum biomarkers of patients infected with COVID-19 receiving treatment in the ICU, Asir Central Hospital, Asir Region, Saudi Arabia, were extracted and compared with healthy individuals using the Mann–Whitney U test. The study showed a distinguished increase in total Serum creatine phosphokinase-Total (CPK-Total), Serum creatine phosphokinase-MP (CPK-MP) levels among COVID-19/ICU patients. But, this increase was not statistically significant. Besides, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, and lactate dehydrogenase levels revealed a statistically significant increase in the infected group compared with controls. Examination of electrolytes showed a reduction in calcium median value in COVID-19/ICU patients. Data revealed a possible influence of COVID-19 on the heart. Herein, we observe significant parameters that may reflect cardiovascular injury elicited by the virus. These biomarkers possibly used to monitor the severity of disease on the cardiovascular system.