Can Coronavirus Cause Heart Damage? As soon as we calmed down and thought that finally, the corona situation was coming to end, but now a new COVID variant, XBB.1.5 is knocking. And with this, people are assuming that this will lead to COVID 4th Wave. This COVID XBB.1.5 Variant is a subvariant of Omicron and is more transferable.
As per WHO (World Health Organization) reports, the first case of the COVID XBB.1.5 Variant was reported on 31-Dec-2022 in India. If we talk about symptoms, the symptoms are fatigue, fever, nausea, headache, body ache, cold, and skin irritation.
Can Coronavirus Cause Heart Damage? | Can COVID XBB.1.5 Variant Lead To COVID-19 4th Wave in India?
After a SARS-CoV-2 infection, a large study showed a long-term, significant increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke.
Although, even a mild case of coronavirus can sometimes cause cardiovascular complications. It includes disruptive cardiac rhythms, heart inflammation, blood clots, stroke, coronary artery disease, heart attack, and heart failure.
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How covid -19 can damage the heart?
Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, or ACE-2, is a protein molecule that is on the surface of cells in the lungs and the heart. The novel coronavirus enters cells and multiplies through the ACE-2 protein. Because it is anti-inflammatory, ACE-2 is typically beneficial in tissue protection. However, if the new coronavirus damages those elements, these cells could be left vulnerable when the immune system kicks in.
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WHO chief said; that this Covid variant is more transferable than earlier, and it’s deadly for the unvaccinated and people who have no medical access. Health experts said that we can’t call it the fourth wave yet, but we should continue using masks.
If you are from Delhi and are between 18 to 59 years of age, then you can apply for the booster dose, as the government announced a free of the cost booster dose. Delhi government already provided it to healthcare workers and people who crossed their 60s. Consult Dr. Ravinder Singh Rao to know more about Can Coronavirus Cause Heart Damage?
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