Those who have contracted corona face heart failure even 12 months after their recovery!
If you are a survivor of the “Covid-19” infection, it may be a mistake to think that you have overcome it, as researchers have revealed a health risk that can threaten the lives of those recovering from the disease.
The researchers noted that people who contract the coronavirus are at greater risk of a fatal stroke.
Strokes are a medical emergency and occur when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.
There are usually two main causes. This can be due to a blood clot or when the weak blood vessels feeding the brain rupture.
Another related condition is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA), in which the blood supply to the brain is temporarily cut off.
Paramedics investigating illness after contracting Covid-19 found that people who contracted the virus had a 72 percent higher risk of developing heart failure after 12 months.
Even those who have not become severely ill enough to be admitted to hospital can develop problems.
And medics warned in Nature Medicine that long-term effects could be seen in the heart and blood vessels.
They include cardiac arrest, heart failure, stroke, arrhythmia, blood clots, vascular disease, and inflammatory disorders.
Experts looked at data on more than 11 million US veterans, including 154,000 people with "Covid-19".
Then they estimated the risk within a year for about 20 cardiovascular diseases.
The researchers found that those who had contracted “Covid-19” a year ago were at a significantly higher risk, compared to those who did not contract the virus.
"There were 20 heart disorders diagnosed in these patients with long-term Covid disease," Evelina Graiver, director of women's heart health at Northwell Health in New York, who was not involved in the study, told Fox News.
The most common are shortness of breath and fatigue.
She continued: "New arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms that people experience, are also important and can become incredibly disabling for many patients."
It should be noted, however, that the study period ended before vaccines were available.
Therefore, not all veterans studied had received a single dose when they contracted “Covid-19”.
However, the risks still apply to people who have contracted COVID-19, but this research does not cover whether vaccines reduce the possibility of developing the 20 cases.
Ziyad Al-Ali, senior study author and head of research at VA St.
Louis Health Care System: "We found an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the elderly and young, in people with diabetes and non-diabetics, in obese and non-obese people, and in people who smoke and have never smoked."
He continued, “What really worries me is that some of these cases are chronic diseases that will affect people for life.
It's not like you wake up tomorrow and suddenly you no longer have heart failure."
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