Heartburn the next COVID-19 hurdle for college leaders

Dr. Matthew Martinez has studied so many images of a beating heart that he could not count them. Maybe 500,000. Maybe 1 million. As a non-invasive cardiologist, his job revolves around the constant evaluation of photos of the heart.

He knows what a strong, healthy heart looks like. He knows what a poor, wrestling heart looks like. And he knows what a heart looks like after tentacles of COVID-19 reached the most vital organ in the human body. “This virus,” he says, “seems to have an affinity for damage to the heart.”