SRINAGAR: Heart disease is very common among severe covid patients said Dr Irfan Ahmad Bhat, Consultant Cardiologist Government Medical College, Srinagar while speaking about the impact of covid infection on heart health. He said patients with heart problems and uncontrolled blood pressure are susceptible to infection and conversely covid patients also develop heart problems.
Dr Irfan said that covid patient having a history of any heart problem like heart attack, cardiac stent or any other chronic heart problem shall continue to take their prescribed medicine at the optimal time and further added that no change in medicine shall be made during covid infection. He advised heart patients to remain in touch with their personal and concerned doctors for suggestions in this regard.
He also asked covid patients having heart issues not to pay heed to rumours regarding the ill effects of prescribed medicines during covid infection seriously.
While emphasizing vaccination for heart patients, he said that vaccination is very important for such patients who are taking blood thinner drugs like warfarin, aspirin or acitrom and there is no need to panic.
He also said that it has been observed that the covid virus initially affected the lungs then directly or indirectly affects the heart and asked people to protect themselves from catching an infection.
Meanwhile, Dr Irfan said that the internal stable disease of some patients gets unstable due to covid infection which increases the chances of a heart attack.
The cardiologist also stressed on the observance of covid appropriate behaviour strictly to be safe from infection.