By IANSlife Features
September 18, 2020 (IANSlife) The original thought was that the novel coronavirus is a respiratory disease, but as the number of patients who have contracted the virus are increasing, it has become clear that COVID 19 has several other implications.
The impact or COVID 19 goes beyond the respiratory system and the lungs, it has tremendous impact on the cardiovascular system of the human body as well. Reports have suggested that heart failure has been one of the main causes of death in COVID 19 patients, even in the ones who do not have severe breathing problems. 1 out of 5 people who contract the virus have reportedly mentioned having faced some heart related problem. Dr. Vaibhav Mishra, Director- CTVS, Fortis Hospital Noida talks about the reason as to why COVID 19 causes heart damage and why it is not the same for everyone. Damage to heart tissue can be due to several reasons, some of which are:
After several months of dealing with the virus, doctors are now getting exhausted. Therefore, the citizens should take utmost care of themselves. Heart patients should comply with their medications to avoid complications and patients without heart diseases should always be in touch with their primary care consultant when they develop symptoms of heart damage, which could be chest pain or shortness of breath.
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