A study called Converscan sought to evaluate the long-term impact of coronavirus in the organ health of about 500 people. These individuals, cconsidered low risk, they had an average age of 44 years, they did not suffer from health problems and had symptoms of the pathogen.
They were controlled through MRIs, online questionnaires or physical measurements. Once the results were obtained, an important discovery has been made about the sequelae left by COVID-19 also in healthy young people.
According to preliminary data from the first 200 patients, four months after contracting the disease almost 70% have deficiencies in one or more organs, including the heart, lungs, liver, or pancreas.
One of the participants in this research has been the cardiologist Amitava banerjee, who told The Guardian newspaper that this study “supports the idea that there is an aggression at the organ level and potentially at the multi-organ level, which is detectable and could help explain at least some of the symptoms and trajectory of the disease “.
“The good news is that deterioration is slight, but even looking at it from a conservative perspective, there is some deterioration and in 25% of people it affects two or more organs “he added. According to Banerjee, the findings are highly relevant “because we need to know if deficiencies continue or improve, or if in a subgroup of people they can get worse. ”
Furthermore, in some of the diagnosed cases, there was a correlation between symptoms and the damaged organ. In this way, heart or lung deficiencies were associated with dyspnea, while the liver or pancreas were associated with gastrointestinal symptoms.