Multiple studies of recovered patients from China, where the disease first emerged in November, showed impaired liver and heart function, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disorder,” Dr. Harlan Krumholtz, a cardiologist at Yale University, told the paper.

“It can affect the heart, the liver, the kidneys, the brain, the endocrine system and the blood system.”

Inflammation from the body’s immune response has been linked to strokes and heart attacks.