Konev added that the risk of developing thrombotic complications persists for a long period after the coronavirus.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, cardiologist, gerontologist, geriatrician Yuri Konev, in a conversation with Zvezda, spoke about the growing danger for the "hearts" with COVID-19.
As the specialist noted, according to the latest information, it became known that heart damage after COVID-19 and during it is much more pronounced than previously thought.
“Not only the myocardium and endocardium are affected, but also the conduction system of the heart, which is responsible for the normal rhythm of the heart. Complications from the cardiovascular system are more complex. And, naturally, if the severity of the coronavirus is high, the coagulation system is disrupted,”Konev said.
He added that the risk of developing thrombotic complications persists for a long period after the coronavirus. The risk of stroke and heart attack increases.
Earlier, Konev said that being in a confined space, which the elderly are forced to experience while at home due to the danger of contracting COVID-19, contributes to the rapid progression of age-related diseases.