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Medicine’s Scott Frank discusses COVID-19-related heart condition that influenced the cancellation of the collegiate football season

Behind the Big Ten’s decision to cancel football lurks this rare heart condition linked to coronavirus Scott Frank, an associate professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, discussed myocarditis, or inflammation in the heart, which has been linked to worse outcomes for COVID-19 patients; some universities have cited the condition as justification for delaying or canceling college sports as the pandemic continues.