A recent study published in JAMA Cardiology suggested a possible increase in risk for myocarditis in individuals who had COVID-19. Many entities, including several major collegiate athletic programs, took action and halted football and other fall sports based on the results of the analysis. Recently acknowledged inconsistencies and issues with some of the study data suggest we should still keep an open mind while progressing forward cautiously; the Big-10 football program has resumed with stringent COVID-19 testing requirements. This conversation between two experts in the field explores the paper, its fallout, its flaws, and what comes next.
Comment and Response: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2770026
Dr. Payal Kohli is the Cardiology section adviser for DocWire News, and a cardiologist practicing at Cherry Creek Heart in Denver.
Dr. Venkatesh (Venk) Murthy, is the Rubenfire Professor of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center.