Elderly people, as well as those who suffer from diseases of the cardiovascular system, are especially important to be vaccinated against coronavirus, says Elena Vasilyeva, chief freelance cardiologist of the Moscow Health Department and chief physician of the Davydovsky City Clinical Hospital. This was reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The specialist noted that the COVID-19 vaccine will be useful to everyone, regardless of the presence of chronic diseases. According to her, vaccination will allow one to be protected not only from complications of the disease, but also from death. “Believe me, during the pandemic, during which thousands of patients with coronavirus passed through our hospital, we had the opportunity to see how dangerous the coronavirus is for veterans. vaccination for all elderly Muscovites aged 60+, in my opinion, is a wonderful initiative, "said Vasilyeva. At the same time, she stressed that diseases of the cardiovascular system are exacerbated by coronavirus, and the risk of heart attack or stroke also increases. In particular, people with coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis and other diseases become "anxious patients". Vasilieva clarified that due to covid in patients, blood clotting is impaired and thrombus formation increases. A heart attack or ischemic stroke can result from closure of a lumen in a blood vessel by a blood clot. Moreover, myocardial infarction can occur in adult patients. The inflammatory process in the lungs provokes inflammation of the heart muscle. The specialist named two ways to avoid serious consequences from the coronavirus. The first is complete isolation and lack of communication with other people. The second is vaccination. At the same time, Vasilyeva noted that no adverse reactions were found in older patients who had been vaccinated against coronavirus. The vaccinated antibody titer was good. According to the doctor, the most common side effects - malaise, fever - are usually observed in young people. “In particular, my youngest daughter's temperature rose to almost 38 degrees. But my 93-year-old mother tolerated the vaccination perfectly, she had no reaction at all. And we were happy to find that she had a high titer of antibodies. we even went to a restaurant with her several times, "Vasilyeva shared her personal story. The specialist added that it is necessary to communicate with older people live, since online communication is unable to replace live contacts. “As a doctor, cardiologist, I will repeat once again: covid affects not only the lungs, but also the heart. And if there is already some kind of heart disease, then a meeting with the virus can end in disaster. Please, take care of yourself,” she concluded. Earlier, the government of the capital signed an agreement with 34 private medical institutions to organize vaccination points against COVID-19.