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FEATURE

Return-to-Play C
Post COVID-19
Infection
ELISA GIUSTO D.O., LVHN FAMILY MEDICINE PGY-3

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ompetitive and elite
athletes recovering from
COVID-19 face a unique
challenge; when is it safe
to return to play? The British Journal
of Sports Medicine offers insight into
this topic from the experts of sport
and exercise medicine physicians. To
understand the recommendations,
it is first essential to recognize the
mechanism of the disease. The SARSCOV-2 virus binds to the ACE2
receptor, commonly found in the
lungs and heart, and can cause direct
toxic effects within those organs such
as myocarditis. Exercising with myocarditis can increase viral replication
and inflammation in the heart causing



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