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American scientific journal publishes study of Cuban specialists



Havana, May 4 - The prestigious American magazine MEDICC Review published in its Volume 23 of this year, a study carried out by Cuban specialists about the possible heart problems that minors positive for COVID-19 could suffer.

According to a link in said publication shared through Twitter by the Finlay Vaccine Institute of this capital, MEDICC Review highlights the Plan for the Prevention and Control of said pandemic in Cuba, a system that applies national, multidisciplinary and intersectoral protocols to all patients affected by the disease.  

The research of Cuban doctors emphasizes the more favorable evolution of infants against the virus, with respect to adults, because the immune system of a child differs from that of an adult specifically in the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), the functional receptor for SARS-CoV-2 to enter humans.

The study included 110 patients under 18 years of age, during the first three epidemiological stages of the disease in Cuba (March-June 2020, July-October 2020 and November 2020-February 2021) and clarifies the need for research to longer term on cardiovascular conditions, especially in mild pediatric cases.

In the specific case of children with heart conditions and positive for the coronavirus, the specialists emphasized that their treatment is approved by a multidisciplinary team made up of cardiologists, immunologists, pulmonologists, nephrologists, neurologists and psychiatrists.

The Cuban specialists reiterate in their study the importance of early detection and timely treatment of minors suffering from myocardial, pericardial, electrocardiographic and vascular anomalies, which are potentially reversible in those recovering from COVID- 19. (ACN)