Long-term damage: Corona is so dangerous after surviving the infection!

A corona infection can have serious long-term consequences. Long-term consequences of the corona virus are also evident in people with a mild and moderate course and in children whose infection went unnoticed.

This can be long-term damage from COVID-19 disease.

COVID-19: “Multi-organ virus” damages different organs

Although the coronavirus mainly affects the lungs and respiratory tract, it can also damage the heart, kidneys and central nervous system. Based on this fact alone, long-term consequences of affected organs are quite possible – however, due to a lack of data, they are still difficult to assess.

  • Lung diseases and frequent  pneumonia
  • Heart problems such as  atrial fibrillation
  • Chronic kidney and heart diseases
  • Motor vision and speech disorders
  • Long-term smell and taste disorders
  • Increased risk of thrombosis and vascular diseases

This is how the corona virus damages the heart in the long term

Cardiac late effects that occur as a result of COVID-19 can often only be recognized after the corona infection.

changes in the heart muscle

Initial studies from Wuhan indicate late effects and changes in the heart muscle (myocardium) and are noticeable as follows:

  • chest pain
  • palpitations (rapid pulse)
  • feeling of tightness in the chest

In more than half of the people tested, changes such as  edema  (water retention), fibrosis (abnormal proliferation of connective tissue) and restricted functions of the right ventricle were observed in the MRI.

Experts advise paying attention to the listed symptoms after contracting COVID-19 and talking to the doctor responsible. As a result, rehabilitation and treatment measures can be implemented for long-term problems.

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