Skip to comments.PSU Doctor: 30-35% of Big Ten Athletes with COVID-19 Developed Myocarditis
Posted on 09/03/2020 11:44:53 AM PDT by Libloather
Penn State's director of athletic medicine, Wayne Sebastianelli, says 30-35 percent of Big Ten athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 also had myocarditis, a condition that inflames the heart muscle and can potentially be fatal.
Per Parth Upadhyaya of the Centre Daily Times, Sebastianelli said Monday during a State College Area board of directors meeting:
"When we looked at our COVID-positive athletes, whether they were symptomatic or not, 30 to roughly 35 percent of their heart muscles (are) inflamed. And we really just don't know what to do with it right now. It's still very early in the infection. Some of that has led to the Pac-12 and the Big Ten's decision to sort of put a hiatus on what's happening."
Sebastianelli said the level of cardiac inflammation seen in the athletes tested was "alarming":
"You could have a very high-level athlete who's got a very superior VO2 max and cardiac output who gets infected with COVID and can drop his or her VO2 max and cardiac output just by 10 percent, and that could make them go from elite status to average status. We don't know that. We don't know how long that's going to last. What we have seen is when people have been studied with cardiac MRI scanssymptomatic and asymptomatic COVID infectionsis a level of inflammation in cardiac muscle that just is alarming."
Despite those findings and the conference's earlier decision to postpone the season, the Big Ten is reportedly considering an October start to the football season, per radio host Dan Patrick:
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How frequently are all college athletes checked for myocarditis?
So the NFL should cancel the kneeling and the entire season....right?
In other news athletes who have a leg amputated have been found to run slower than their ‘abled’ competition.
More government study is needed.
The snake pit that is PSU put this out?
Michael Mann’s employer?
Trust but verify.
Steroid use side effect?
94% of college and pro football players will develop some level of CTE (brain damage). The idea of shutting down football for Chicom flu but not for CTE is laughable.
Do not trust. And dont waste time verifying.
It would be nice to know how they are diagnosing myocarditis. There is a big difference between a low level positive enzyme in the blood stream and full blown congestive heart failure. Many other viruses cause myocarditis so this is not unique to covid
Funny, I don't remember Barry going on about this..
We should verify. Myocarditis after a viral infection can and does occur.
But take anything PSU says as gospel?
So, where is the random, double blind, peer reviewed, scientific study to back this up? Sounds anecdotal to me.
(Don’t think I’d trust anything out of PSU anyways.. bit of a backstory on credibility!)
Everyone doubted hydroxychloriquine without random, double blind, peer reviewed studies, why should anyone believe you? Go run a 6 month test with hundreds or thousands and let us know!
By the way, all the scientific studies on masks pre-covid: they don’t work against a virus. Just sayin’
Where’d you go to school mewz?
“You could have a very high-level athlete who’s got a very superior VO2 max and cardiac output ...”
How many are football players who are morbidly obese? How many use anabolic steroids? (Near 100% in some sports). Athletes are not necessarily the epitome of health. How many who didn’t have the virus have cardiac damage?
20 seconds on Google: Myocarditis
“In fact, it most often affects otherwise healthy, young, athletic types with the high-risk population being those of ages from puberty through their early 30’s, affecting males twice as often as females.”
Yup, small bumps in CPKMB or Troponins are very different than dilated cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia.
but it is concerning....
maybe we should just cancel football all together...
Not a doctor, but a heart/ bypass patient. Also had pleurisy years ago and I imagine some loose similarity in the infection . . . just guessing.
From my untrained knowledge, myocarditis would be some type of infection/ inflammation of heart tissue. Is that treatable from some type antibiotic? How stubborn would such an infection be?
Myocarditis is a linen effect of many viruses. Like the virus it goes away
This is fear mongers from pure and simple and what most clinicians would say is yeah...so what?
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