MOSCOW, 11 Feb - RIA Novosti. In many cases, the death from COVID-19 is associated with damage to the cardiovascular system, said Tatyana Ruzhentsova, doctor of medical sciences, deputy director for clinical work of the G. N.
"The situation in the world (with the coronavirus - ed.) Is improving. In many countries, we see a decrease in mortality. But at the same time, we see quite high numbers for some countries. We understand that in many cases deaths are associated not only with injury lungs … but precisely with damage to the cardiovascular system ", - said Ruzhentsova at the online seminar" Influenza and Acute Respiratory Infections: Diagnostics, Therapy and Prevention ".
A large number of patients with coronavirus, according to the specialist, have certain pathological changes in the cardiovascular system. One of the foreign studies showed that 60% have signs of inflammatory changes in the myocardium. In three quarters, certain pathological changes in the heart and blood vessels are recorded.
"More than 80% of patients with COVID-19 have some significant changes in electrocardiograms. We have seen a considerable number of cases with an increase in blood pressure, a considerable number of patients complained of chest pain," Ruzhentsova noted.