Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by the deadly coronavirus that primarily affects the lungs and the respiratory system. Yet, your heart is too at risk. According to the experts, patients suffering from heart diseases including heart failure are at a higher risk of contracting severe COVID-19 infection. According to the studies, around 78% of ‘recovered’ COVID-19 patients had evidence of ongoing heart involvement which means that the heart is involved in a majority of patients, even if Covid-19 illness does not scream out with the classical heart symptoms, such as anginal chest pain. To discuss everything about what exactly happens to the heart when the coronavirus enters the body and how the virus affects the organ, we have with us Dr. Thangaraj Paul Ramesh, Senior consultant Cardiothoracic, Heart And Lung Transplant Surgeon, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Adjunct.
Published: June 10, 2021 10:26 am | Updated:June 10, 2021 3:30 pm