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Rise in heart diseases post covid-19

Doctors in the city have seen a rise in cardiac-related issues among younger patients after suffering from the Covid-19 disease, they say there’s a need for awareness among people regarding this so that they can get help in time.

Dr. Sudhir Pillai, a cardiologist at P D Hinduja Hospital said that Covid-19 has the propensity to attack the heart, and also cause clots in the heart and blood circulation that can lead to a life-threatening heart attack. He further added that Covid-19 also weakens the heart muscle by causing an inflammatory reaction called myocarditis.

City doctors suggest that post-Covid-19, one should go through regular cardiac screening, have a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and take medicines prescribed by the doctor to keep the heart-healthy.