Due to the Covid-19 infection, which affects the cardiovascular system, there has been an increase in the cases of heart muscle inflammation, heart attack and stroke.
Ziyneti Kocabıyık from the Turkish newspaper to the news by; While the Covid pandemic reduces its impact, the lasting effects of Covid on health are discussed. Experts reminded that the Covid virus has damaged the heart, lungs and cerebrovascular system, “Don’t think that I’ve had the disease, it’s past and I’ve survived. Do not delay your regular health checks, especially if you have had severe and multiple coronavirus infections” warns.
General Secretary of the Turkish Society of Cardiology Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Okuyan and President of the Turkish Neurological Society Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif Topcuoglu While saying that the brain vessels of the patients are affected and the risk of clotting increases in those who have had severe Covid, “Covid infection is a trigger in the development of atherosclerosis. Severe disease states, stress, infection, and fever can trigger stroke in people with risk factors. There has been a slight increase in the cases of sudden onset of paralysis due to the severity of the disease. It has been shown that there is an increase of 25-30%” said.
Stating that the virus is not effective on the brain in the long term, as in the lung vessels, Prof. Dr. Topcuoglu “It would be speculative to talk about an increase in the risk of stroke in Covid patients in the long term. There is no need to have regular checkups for stroke. However, checks should continue after the infection has passed in terms of heart, lung and kidney involvement.” made the statement.
Stating that the cases of sudden heart rhythm disorders and heart attacks have increased in people with Covid infection, Prof. Dr. Reader “However, if we compare it with the pre-Covid period, most people had heart attacks at home because people were afraid to go to the hospital during the closures and quarantine period. However, the very severe ones went to the hospital. Therefore, there was even a decrease in the number of cases in the early stages of the pandemic. Pre-Covid heart attack numbers were low, now they are higher. It is not true to say, but there is an increase in the number of patients who have active Covid, admitted to the hospital with heart-related symptoms. he said.