In the Primorsky Territory, the number of cases of coronavirus infection continues to increase. Moreover, the number of patients with severe disease is increasing. This is due to the fact that COVID-19 exacerbates the course of chronic diseases and increases the risk of death. It is no coincidence that people with chronic diseases are at risk, and now they should take a closer look at their own health.
Coronavirus can cause acute damage to the heart, which occurs in the form of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart - Ed.). They, in turn, can cause irregular heart rhythms, as well as heart failure. In addition, in patients with cardiovascular diseases, coronavirus infection can worsen the condition, since the infection increases the risk of rupture of atherosclerotic plaques, intravascular thrombosis.
Elena Khludeeva, candidate of medical sciences, head of the Regional Vascular Center of the Primorsky Territory: "Cores" more often than other people get complications after undergoing COVID-19. The infection itself causes the virus to respond with an inflammatory response. Often after being discharged from an infectious diseases hospital, patients with heart disease are left with chronic damage to the cardiovascular system.
Patients who are "heart" over 65 years old and those who have had a hard time coronavirus infection, after discharge, must necessarily consult a cardiologist who will assess the risks of drug interactions and the occurrence of thrombosis."
Patients with cardiovascular diseases, heart failure, people over 65 are at risk, and therefore they must be vaccinated against pneumococcus and influenza. If a person has not suffered from COVID-19, then he should be vaccinated against this virus. Of course, before the procedure, the patient should consult a doctor. If chronic diseases are not in the process of exacerbation, then you can get vaccinated.
Deputy Head of the Territorial Administration of Rospotrebnadzor Svetlana Morozova: “Citizens over 60 years old and people with chronic diseases are at risk of complications, they often have COVID-19 in a moderate and severe form. Due to the difficult epidemiological situation, it is now better to refrain from visiting public places."
Recall that the high alert regime is in effect in the Primorsky Territory until the special order of the head of the region. Residents of the region should observe the mask regime and "social distance" - 1.5-2 meters, as well as wash their hands more often and use skin antiseptics.