Share this with FacebookShare this with TwitterShare this with LinkedInEmail this pagePrint this page KSHB: Cardiologist explains impact of COVID-19 on the heart December 1, 2020 Doctors are learning more about how COVID-19 may affect the heart. KSHB talked to Dr. James O'Keefe, a preventive cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, about the impact the virus has had on some local patients. Watch the story below. Related Content NPR: Rural Areas Send Their Sickest Patients To The Cities, Straining Hospital Capacity In the last few months, rural counties in both Kansas and Missouri have seen some of the highest rates of COVID-19 in the country. Dr. Marc Larsen explains how this trend is impacting metro hospitals. KMBC: Woman donates kidney, setting off history making chain of donations at Saint Luke's Saint Luke's has our first-ever living kidney donor transplant chain that involves 3 pairs of transplants. All because a mother wanted to honor the loss of her young son. KSHB: Report finds pregnant women at increased risk for illness from COVID-19 The CDC added pregnant women to the list of people most vulnerable to the virus. KSHB talked to Dr. Devon Ramaeker about what expectant mothers can do to protect themselves.