The probability of this is 39% higher than those who have not contracted the coronavirus, according to a statement from experts at the epidemiological center of the Veterans Affairs Administration of the St. Louis Health System.
People, who have had COVID-19, even in a mild form, may face serious heart problems in a year. As Bloomberg reported on Thursday, this assumption was made by a group of experts from the epidemiological center of the Veterans Affairs Administration of the St. Louis Health System (Missouri), who conducted relevant studies.
The report they prepared, which, according to Bloomberg, may be published in the scientific journal Nature, states that the probability of developing serious heart disease in people, even those who have easily overcome COVID-19, is 39% higher than in those who have not contracted coronavirus. And this risk is higher the more severe the disease was.
“The consequences of COVID-19 are significant,” the agency quotes the statement of the head of these studies, Ziyad Al-Ali. – Governments and [national] health systems must realize the reality that COVID-19 will cast a long shadow in the form of a “long COVID” and will have devastating consequences. I am concerned that we are not taking this seriously enough.”
The authorities, he noted, should already form resource bases for possible consequences so that, if they come, they will not prove to be an unbearable burden for national health systems.