According to a study of nearly 1.6 million participants published in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Covid patients are more likely to develop cardiovascular disorders than uninfected participants. Because of this, the risk of death increases in them. Professor Ian CK Wong from the University of Hong Kong said, “The findings suggest that patients with COVID-19 should be monitored for at least one year after recovery from acute illness.”
81 times more risk for three weeks
Infected individuals are 81 times more likely to die in the first three weeks after infection and five times more likely up to 18 months later, compared to uninfected individuals. Patients with severe COVID-19 are more likely to develop major heart disease or die than non-severe cases, according to the study. Professor Wong said, ‘This study was done during the first wave of the epidemic.’
Corona virus made heart sick
COVID-19 patients are more likely to have cardiovascular disorders including myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, heart failure than uninfected participants in both the short and long term. Recently, the death toll from heart attack has increased rapidly. Experts are citing the changed lifestyle of the people and corona infection as the main reason behind this. The corona virus attacks the lungs but it also affects the heart. Due to less oxygen, the pumping capacity of the heart also decreases.