A type of echocardiogram may predict COVID-19 patients most at risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that a type of echocardiogram, a common test to evaluate whether a person’s heart is pumping properly, may be useful in predicting which patients with COVID-19 are most at risk of developing atrial fibrillation – an irregular heartbeat that can increase a person’s risk for heart failure and stroke, among other heart issues.