Published time:28 June 2020
Authors: Alice Huertas, David Montani, Laurent Savale, Jérémie Pichon, Ly Tu, Florence Parent, Christophe Guignabert, Marc Humbert
Keywords: Public health, Pathophysiology, Pulmonary Hypertension, Covid-19
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents a public health crisis of pandemic proportions. Caused by SARS-CoV-2, which stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus 2, the symptoms most commonly reported include cough, fever, and shortness of breath, but also extra-pulmonary symptoms, such as neurological and gastroenterological manifestations.
Endothelial cell dysfunction a major player in SARS-CoV-2 infection