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COVID-19 patients suffer long-term lung and heart damage but it can improve with time

COVID-19 patients suffer long-term lung and heart damage but it can improve with time

Two studies on COVID-19 to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress show that 1) coronavirus patients can suffer long-term lung and heart damage but, for many, this tends to improve over time (findings from first, prospective follow-up of COVID-19 patients); 2) the sooner COVID-19 patients started a pulmonary rehabilitation programme after coming off ventilators, the better and faster their recovery. Embargoed press conference at 11.00 hrs CEST Friday 4 September.

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