Without regular testing, an athlete can be playing with COVID-19 and show no signs. On the inside, that athlete's heart muscles can be enlarged.
Parents also need to be mindful, especially for children in Little League and other sports at school.
“Look at what your kids organization is doing to keep them safe in the locker room," Kelly said. "How much contact is happening on the field, and what kind of testing program is in place if they are taking reasonable caution.”
If you've tested positive for COVID-19, you should also ask your doctor about your heart.
"It affects the heart much more than other virus do," Kelly said. "We have to assume anyone with COVID has problems with their heart until proven otherwise."
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