Emerging evidence suggests that venous thromboembolism or blood clots – that begins in patients’ veins and spreads to the heart, lungs, and other areas of the body – more likely to be experienced by mild patients COVID-19. Research, Posted in british medical journalfound that patients with mild covid, who were classified as not hospitalized, were 2.7 times more likely to form blood clots, and 10 times more likely to die than those who didn’t. There was no viral respiratory disease.
According to the study, patients were hospitalized COVID-19 They also had a higher risk of being 21 times more likely to have heart failure and 17 times more likely to suffer a stroke. In both moderate and severe cases, the risk of heart disease peaked 30 days after infection, said the study from Queen Mary University of London. Data from 20,505 participants of the UK Biobank study who recorded covid-19 infection position, was part of the study. The authors included participants from the first two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic and were able to perform a matching analysis on 17,871 participants.
The analysis noted that patients hospitalized with the virus had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease in general, despite the fact that individuals with moderate COVID had an increased risk of blood clots. The risk of heart disease was highest in the first 30 days after infection, but remained for moderate and severe patients later, the study said.
“Our findings highlight growth” cardiovascular risk The number of individuals with previous infection, which is more likely in countries with limited access to vaccination and thus greater population exposure to COVID-19. Furthermore, the long-term cardiovascular outcomes reported in our study may be relevant in the context of future epidemics of similar viral infections,” the authors elaborate on the study.
Why can this happen?
Dr Nikhil Choudhary, Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Narayan Multispecialty Hospital Jaipur said that several variables have contributed to the number of heart attack patients during the last two years of the pandemic. “Lack of activity, increasing consumption of tobacco and alcohol, less doctor consultation and self-medication are some of the major reasons cited,” he told this outlet.
Dr Chaudhary further said that Kovid, which can cause inflammation In the body, it may very well “induce extensive blood clots in small veins throughout the body, including the heart”. “People who already have heart problems are more vulnerable to serious complications and death. In cases of acute heart attack, rupture of the heart (VSR-ventricular septum rupture) occurs in about three percent of patients. This is usually seen in situations of delayed diagnosis and treatment,” said Dr Choudhary.
However, Dr. Ravi Shekhar Jha, Director and Head, Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital, Faridabad, pointed out indianexpress.com that it is “still premature” to say mild covid May cause blood clots. “What our experience has been so far is that COVID patients who had a significant drop in oxygen or hypoxia, had increased inflammation and the ability to form blood clots. However, for this also we need more scientific data.”
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