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Nationwide Study of 'Long COVID' Will Put Lungs Front and Center


As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a third year, thousands of patients who were considered recovered are experiencing residual respiratory and cardiac symptoms. Mount Sinai is taking on this challenge through a nationwide health consortium study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will explore the long-term impacts of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The NIH Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative will assess the post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). Mount Sinai, which participated in the design of the initiative, will serve as a hub site for two cohort studies as part of it: one involving an autopsy cohort and the other focused on an adult cohort. 

Alexander Charney, MD, PhD

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