In addition to damaging the lungs, Covid-19 can lead to heart attacks.


We often think of Covid-19 as a lung disease because most patients are prone to symptoms. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, but subsequent studies have shown that Covid-19 can also attack our hearts too.

How does Covid-19 affect the heart?

According to research published in late April in the journal Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine have found that many patients who recover from Covid-19 are at risk of damage heart, caused by a virus due to inflammation, even in patients with Covid-19 mild. According to a German study, 76% of people with Covid-19 have damaged the heart and is similar to the damage caused by the same heart attack.

Covid-19 can cause recurrent myocarditis in 60% of people who recover. WHO said that Covid-19 may increase the risk of developing blood clots that can damage the heart. Or cause a heart attack in some people.

What kind of people are at high risk?

People 65 years of age or older or with chronic health problems may be at higher risk for Heart disease due to the Covid-19 virus. However, young people and healthy people can also suffer the same effect.

Symptoms of a heart attack

The common symptoms of a heart attack are as follows:

  • Pain or pressure in the chest for a few minutes
  • Pain in the back, neck, jaw, or one or both arms
  • Shortness of breath
  • Break a sweat
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

All patients with a heart attack are at risk for the above symptoms. But symptoms that are more common in elderly patients and women include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe fatigue

Anyway, scientists around the world continue researching about Covid-19 virus. Stay safe. If you have any experience, share it with the world in the comment. Thank you.

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