Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New cause of COVID-19 blood clots identified

Blood clots continue to wreak havoc for patients with severe COVID-19 infection, and a new study explains what may spark them in up to half of patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

We thought COVID-19 was just a respiratory virus—we were wrong

In late January, when hospitals in the United States confirmed the presence of the novel coronavirus, health workers knew to watch for precisely three symptoms: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. But as the number of ...

Pediatrics

Roller coaster rides trigger pediatric stroke

Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Autopsies reveal surprising cardiac changes in COVID-19 patients

A series of autopsies conducted by LSU Health New Orleans pathologists shows the damage to the hearts of COVID-19 patients is not the expected typical inflammation of the heart muscle associated with myocarditis, but rather ...

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