25 May 2024
Abnormal cardiovascular signs after Covid-19 8

Abnormal cardiovascular signs after Covid-19 8

Ho Chi Minh City Many patients who have recovered from the disease have abnormal cardiovascular signs such as chest pain, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, and prolonged fatigue. Doctors recommend immediate treatment to avoid future complications.

Ms. Hoang Oanh, 26 years old, living in Binh Tan district, said that when she contracted Covid-19 in early December, she had very mild symptoms, no cough or fever, only stuffy nose, sore throat and two days of difficulty breathing.

About a week after testing negative for Covid-19, she started having chest pain, her heart often pounded, fatigue, tired limbs, and mild shortness of breath, but her SpO2 measurement still reached 95-98%.

As for Mr. Nguyen Phu, 30 years old, living in Thu Duc City, he was examined twice at a private hospital but could not find the cause of shortness of breath and unusual fever above 38 degrees Celsius for three months after recovering from Covid-19.

The difficulty breathing usually lasts 1-2 hours, occurring when he begins to lie down in bed.

`Being sick is not as tiring as enduring the after-effects of recovery,` he said.

Doctor Nguyen Van Tan (Head of Emergency Interventional Cardiology, Thong Nhat Hospital) said many patients are struggling with post-Covid-19 sequelae, including cardiovascular disease.

According to Dr. Tan, cardiovascular diseases that appear after Covid-19 can include high blood pressure, arrhythmia, heart failure, hypercoagulation causing thrombosis causing myocardial infarction, stroke, and pulmonary embolism.

Patients can overcome the positive phase but die from severe complications after Covid-19.

Medical staff treating severe Covid-19 patients at the Covid-19 Resuscitation Center (located at Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital facility 2), September 13.

An American study, published in Nature in October 2021, compared the risk of cardiovascular complications in more than 151,000 veterans who survived nCoV infection with 3.6 million colleagues who did not have the disease, noting the rate

Specifically, Covid-19 patients who are not hospitalized have a 39% higher risk of heart failure, and a 2.2-fold increased risk of blood clots (pulmonary embolism) in the following year – compared to people without the disease.

However, up to now, there has been no research on the mechanism that causes the disease or proves the specific relationship between cardiovascular diseases and post-Covid-19 sequelae.

Le Van Thinh Hospital also recently received treatment for a number of cases of patients suffering from stroke, myocardial infarction, or pulmonary embolism several weeks to months after recovering from Covid-19.

There is currently no way to prevent post-Covid-19 sequelae, so the best thing is `no infection – no sequelae`, according to Dr. Tuan.

With Ms. Oanh’s signs of chest pain, rapid heartbeat, and leg swelling, Dr. Tuan said there were signs of suspected leg vein thrombosis.

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