Post COVID Heart Problems in Patients
As you all know the world is combatting a deadly pandemic Coronavirus for the last one and half years and however we are still battling with variants of this virus. But someday we shall withstand this pandemic. The symptoms of this virus exhibit variations of modifications in different organs. As you all know the virus has complications on the eyes, skin, lungs as well as heart. Yes, you have heard it right, heart. Researchers say that there are cardiac problems in patients who have recovered from COVID-19. In this blog, we will highlight similar junctures.
Many studies revealed that patients who have recouped from COVID-19 should have their cardiac tests done before resuming normal routine life. We know that patients that had COVID-19, confiding on medication therapies and stringency of disease, have encountered a lot of inflammatory and congeal phenomena on the thoracic as well as cardiovascular systems. It also causes clotting in blood vessels. COVID-19, the disease affected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, can ravage the cardiac muscle and affect cardiac function.
Causes of coronavirus affect the heart:
The etiology of coronavirus affecting the heart is as follows.
- The cells in the heart retain angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) receptors. The coronavirus affixes these receptors before penetrating the cells. Studies reveal that this penetration causes inflammation which damages the cardiac muscle.
- As the body’s immune system struggles off the virus, the inflammatory process can harm cardiac healthy tissues.
- Coronavirus infection also encompasses the inner surfaces of veins and arteries, which can inflict blood vessel inflammation, damage to very small vessels, and blood clots. These all reasons cause decrease blood flow to the heart. Hence this will hamper the normal cardiac functioning
Symptoms of Cardiac distress post-Covid 19: The following are symptoms of cardiac distress.
- Chest pain or angina
- Arrhythmias and irregular heartbeat
- SPO2 level below 92%
- Worse when lying down
- Worse on exertion
- Angina or chest pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sudden chest pain, especially with shortness of breath lingering for more than ten minutes.
- Persistent, non-severe pain.
- Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is seen in some.
A rare complication of COVID-19 called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C can cause serious heart damage, cardiogenic shock, or death. Children who survive MIS-C can be left with abnormal heart rhythms and stiffened heart muscle that prevents the heart from relaxing normally and beating properly.
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Diagnosis of Cardiac problems post-COVID-19
The diagnosis of cardiac problems is known by symptoms the patient is experiencing. A thorough case taking and physical examination can reveal any cardiac problems. The physician will advise some tests to confirm cardiac problems. They are:
– Echocardiograms: This uses sound waves to produce images of your heart, like a sonogram. It’s used to detect problems with the valves or chambers of the heart.
– Electrocardiograms: This records the electrical signals in your heart. It will detect arrhythmia
-Troponin blood tests: This measures the levels of troponin T or troponin I proteins in the blood. These proteins are released when the heart muscle has been damaged.
– MRI: This provides comprehensive images of the organs, including the heart. It analyses size and function, the extent of damage, structural problems, or inflammation.
Research shows that there is still a lot to learn approximately enduring heart effects on people who have had COVID-19. In some cases, victims are fled with signs of heart damage that may call for continued monitoring. “A heart condition could be worsened by severe COVID, but not likely after mild or asymptomatic cases.
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– Arrhythmia: A condition that is characterized by an irregular heartbeat.
– Atrial and Ventricular Fibrillation: A cardiac condition the upper two chambers, or the atria, contract at an excessively high rate, or the lower two chambers, called the ventricles, beat irregularly.
– Heart Failure: A condition in which the heart does not pump blood at an appropriate rate and many more cardiac conditions.
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