Journal issues corrections for key imaging study on heart damage and COVID-19

The authors of an eye-opening study on cardiac involvement and myocardial inflammation in recovered COVID-19 patients have updated their analysis to correct a number of errors.

The study, originally published in JAMA Cardiology on July 27, emphasized that a majority of recovered COVID-19 patients had abnormal cardiac imaging findings related to the virus. The main conclusions of the study remain unchanged, the authors explained, but “some of the metrics were not reported correctly” and data had to be recalculated. 

The authors first learned of the errors after an exchange with a journalist on social media. All data was then reviewed as a result.

The JAMA Cardiology correction is available here. Click here for a detailed explanation of the corrections by some of the study’s original authors.