Possible Long-Term Cardiovascular Effects of COVID-19

Gloria Anahi Lugo, Hamasah Nizami, Fiyad Haniff, Lilly Su, Denise Marsh, Shefali Gupta, Rohit Jain, Heenam Goel

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Abstract

Coronavirus Disease 2019 is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome corona-virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and has become a worldwide pandemic. Since 2019, the virus has mutated into multiple variants that have made it harder to eradicate and have increased the rate of infection. This virus can affect the structure and the function of the heart and can lead to cardiovascular symptoms that can have long-lasting effects despite recovery from COVID-19. These symptoms include chest pain, palpitations, fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, arrhythmias, cough and hypotension. These symptoms may persist due to myocardial injury, cardiac inflammation or systemic damage that may have been caused during infection. If these symptoms persist, the patient should visit their cardiologist for diagnosis and treatment plan for any type of cardiovascular disease that may have developed Post-COVID 19.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere160822207545
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reviews
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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