Hamostaseologie 2021; 41(05): 347-348
DOI: 10.1055/a-1370-0231
Editorial

COVID-19: Cardio-pulmonary and Vascular Manifestations

Meinrad Gawaz
1  Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
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Rüdiger E. Scharf
2  Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
3  Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
4  Division of Experimental and Clinical Hemostasis, Hemotherapy, and Transfusion Medicine, and Hemophilia Comprehensive Care Center, Institute of Transplantation Diagnostics and Cell Therapy, Heinrich Heine University Medical Center, Düsseldorf, Germany
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is still threatening us, our patients, and the global health care system. Since the first outbreak at the end of 2019 in China, it became rapidly clear that a new variant of a SARS virus, SARS-CoV-2, is threatening our human society worldwide. Since then, the scientific community has accumulated an incredibly large amount of knowledge about the pathophysiology of this virus, primarily affecting the respiratory tract and, in severe cases, subsequently resulting in acute respiratory distress syndrome and multiple organ failure due to uncontrolled systemic inflammatory response syndrome.[1] [2]



Publication History

Received: 11 August 2021

Accepted: 11 August 2021

Publication Date:
25 October 2021 (online)

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