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Coronavirus & Your Heart

Regarding the emerging coronavirus and its spread around the world, at this time, some heart patients are wondering about this virus and its relationship to the heart. I will answer some questions from Heart Disease Patients with you with an explanation so that the topic is accessible to all At the end of this explanation, I will present some general advice for the heart patient that he should take.

Is a heart patient more susceptible to infection with the Coronavirus than someone who is not a heart patient?

The answer to the question is no one is at risk of contracting this virus, but the patient with heart disease has more complications than others Most people with this virus show these symptoms: sore throat, generalized body aches, and high fever I want to reassure you, that only 5% suffer from acute pneumonia and severe complications of the disease.

Will the risk of heart disease occur? Will symptoms be similar to any other person? Are the methods of infection the same?

Yes, the methods of infection for any person is not different from a patient with a heart disease And the method of infection by droplets of coughing or sneezing from the affected person, or touching metal surfaces or door handles because the virus lives on them for long hours.

Will the risk of heart disease occur? Will symptoms be similar to any other person? Are the methods of infection the same?

Yes, the methods of infection for any person is not different from a patient with a heart disease And the method of infection by droplets of coughing or sneezing from the affected person, or touching metal surfaces or door handles because the virus lives on them for long hours.

Are all heart diseases the same?

Heart diseases are many and multiple No, not all of them are the same, there are patients with arterial hypertension, and patients with high blood pressure they are not the same. Decreased heart muscle, and weakened heart muscle. Not all patients with heart disease are at risk, like some of them. They differ depending on the patient’s condition and whether the patient’s condition is stable or unstable, so the patient has hypertension if his blood pressure is set to a lower degree of severity.

What problems does COVID 19 cause to the heart?

Studies have shown that Coronavirus that occurred in China where the start of the virus, founded that most of the symptoms of the heart that occur to patients may be inflammation of the heart muscle, a sharp drop in blood circulation, and this in severe cases that lead to death. Studies for patients who died have shown the cause of death and found that they died due to a sharp drop in the heart muscle and a sharp drop in blood circulation and also a failure in the respiratory system.

Are there any other symptoms?

Coronary artery insufficiency and acute coronary thrombosis may occur.

Does a person with heart disease need to isolate himself so that he does not catch the virus?

If the patient has a fever of 38 or more and a cough, then he must isolate himself in his home and also isolate himself from the members of his family, and if he notices that the symptoms begin to increase, then it must be reported to the competent authorities. Also, an important point is that the heart patient should stay away from any person suspected of having coronavirus. The patient with heart disease must stay away from any person who has symptoms such as coughing or fever even if the person does not carry the disease. Try to stay home and relax as much as possible and continue to work from home if possible.

Does vaccination of influenza virus protect heart disease from COVID 19?

The vaccine of influenza does not protect against the coronavirus. Again, I want to assure you that there is no worry, God willing and that severe complications occur in only 5% of cases, and they are cases for elderly people over the age of 70 who suffer from high blood pressure, hypertension, old blood clots in the heart or those who suffer from allergies. Severe chest and obstruction in the airways are more likely to have complications and they are minority people.

What are the tips to prevent coronavirus for the heart patient and anyone else?

  • Sick people should be avoided. Anyone with a suspected symptom should be avoided, or even complain of suspicious symptoms such as coughing, high fever, or sore throat.
  • There must be a distance between people, so even the country is doing its best so that there are no gatherings and that the distance between you and the person in front of you is a distance of not less than two meters because it is possible that it is a carrier of the virus and is not sick with it and there are no symptoms.
  • Personal hygiene is extremely important. Hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching hands to the eyes, mouth, nose, or face in general.
  • The use of antiseptics, such as what was announced by the Ministry of Health, that antiseptics that contain 70% alcohol will eliminate the virus, because the virus can be transmitted through surfaces, tables, door handles, and light buttons must also be cleaned.
  • When sneezing or coughing. You should use a tissue or use the elbow when the tissue is not available so that the droplets caused by sneezing or coughing does not spread because the virus is transmitted through the airborne.
  • When having to go out to the community, use face mask to protect you from exposure to droplets.
  • So, as the Ministry of Health say, stay at home to protect yourself
  • In order to stop spreading the disease, especially among heart disease patients.
  • In the end, I wish health for all, and I hope that this epidemic will be removed, and I hope these circumstances will pass rapidly, I pray to Allah to protect Egypt and Egyptian people from this epidemic disease.
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