New York, November 20
Covid-19 can alter a person’s genetic makeup which can enhance the proliferation of disease and cause further deterioration in diabetes and associated heart disease, an Indian-origin researcher has revealed.
Dinender Singla, Chair of Cardiovascular Science at the College of Medicine at University of Central Florida, believes that the genetic makeup of patients with diabetes or those predisposed to the disease makes them more prone to post-Covid inflammatory conditions that impact the heart and brain.
In an article published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, he examined the mechanisms and possible effects of Covid-19 on patients with high-risk diabetes and the virus’ potential to advance the disease, leading to inflammation and heart failure.
“Our thinking is Covid-19 could have three major long-term effects on patients,” Singla said.