A new study has revealed that the novel coronavirus infection can have lasting impacts on the heart and damage the cardiovascular system. According to this report, 78 percent of recovered COVID-19 patients have developed heart abnormalities.
Researchers have found that when the body is attacked by a virus as deadly as SARS-COV-2, it disrupts regular oxygen flow in the body and makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the organsThrough a sample study conducted by JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association), the cardiac functions of 100 COVID positive patients were examined using a variety of tools, including MRI, blood tests and heart tissue biopsy. It was found that 78 patients reported symptoms of heart damage and inflammation. Moreover observatory data emerging from research conducted on 1216 COVID patients across six continents have revealed a pattern of heart abnormalities and disruptions. Researchers have found that when the body is attacked by a virus as deadly as SARS-COV-2, it disrupts regular oxygen flow in the body and makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the organs. The added stress and weakening of tissues around the vital organ can consequently, make a person prone to heart problems. The most common and primary symptoms of COVID-19 recovered patients are chest pain, weakness, fatigue, excess sweating and shortness of breath. A more severe condition could also manifest as a stroke, arrhythmias or cardiac failure. All these symptoms should not be treated lightly and attended to medically at once.