New Delhi . COVID has increased the complications and health risks manifold for patients with non-communicable diseases. About 75-80% of COVID patients do not require hospitalisation. They can recover with teleconsultation at home, but COVID-19 infection can leave the patient with long-term side effects. There are many instances where the symptoms of COVID-19 persist for several months. In addition to damaging the lungs, the virus can also cause acute myocardial injury and chronic damage to the cardiovascular system.
According to research published in the European Heart Journal, Kovid-19 patients suffering from cardiac arrest are more likely to die than those who are not infected, and especially women are at higher risk of death from the same cause. it happens. The virus can directly breach the ACE2 receptor cells within the myocardium tissue and cause direct viral damage. COVID can result in inflammation of the heart muscle which is known as myocarditis. If not taken care of in time, it can lead to heart failure.
People already suffering from heart disease need to take extra precautions. A large number of patients have suffered cardiac arrest during the recovery period, often resulting in death. Experts suggest that even if the covid virus subsides, the immune response remains hyperactive. It often attacks other organs. It is observed that about 80 percent of these patients have suffered a heart attack 2-3 weeks after testing corona positive.
We ignore some of the warning signs and due to lack of awareness, sometimes, we fail to prevent some heart related problems during covid or even after recovery from covid. After someone has contracted COVID-19, if that patient is experiencing rapid heartbeat or palpitations, it is advised to contact the doctor immediately as a temporary increase in heart rate can also be caused by many different things. may indicate signs of illness, including after being very ill.
It is essential to ensure that the patient is drinking enough fluids, especially if there is a fever. Sometimes, people who are recovering from COVID may show symptoms of a condition called POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). However, the link between the development of Dhader and Udashkau has not yet been established. However, POTS is a neurological problem, and is not directly a cardiovascular problem. It affects part of the nervous system and can interfere with heart rate and blood flow. The syndrome can also cause a rapid heartbeat when standing up.
The numerous instances of heart attack post-Covid recovery have emphasized the importance of frequent monitoring of heart health. According to experts, heart tests like ECG, X-ray chest and lipid profile should be repeated every six months in high-risk individuals with pre-existing conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure to check if there is any damage to the heart. Yes or No. In addition to regular monitoring, post-COVID patients should follow a healthy diet containing all essential nutrients and strictly avoid spicy, oily, packaged, artificial sweeteners and processed flavored, or junk food. It is necessary to find time for physical exercise, reduce alcohol and smoking. Even the smallest symptoms should be noticed and immediately shown to a specialist doctor. (IANS)
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