Unforeseen Danger From COVID: Increased Risk Of Persistent Chest Pain, Even Upto A Year After Infection

Jun, 2023 - by CMI

Studies suggest that patients with COVID-19 disease are more likely to experience chest pain six months to a year after infection, a warning sign of future heart disease.

It was found, however, that none of these patients experienced a serious incident such as a heart attack or a stroke. Symptoms should have been evaluated periodically, as they may not always result in negative consequences, so it is important to reevaluate them at regular intervals.

It's likely that the long-term effects of infection on the cardiovascular system will take a lot of time to manifest and may be hard to identify or assess in terms of other events in the short term. The team examined the cardiovascular symptoms of approximately 150,000 COVID participants for the study. Many COVID-19 patients have symptoms that last well after the acute stage of the infection. Those who tested positive for COVID-19 had considerably greater chances of feeling chest pain at six-month and one-year intervals, according to a study, but no other additional changes in cardiovascular events were observed. 

The COVID-19 virus can have long-lasting effects on practically every organ and organ system of the body for weeks, months, and even years after infection, according to newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for certifying fatalities due to coronavirus disease.

According to the recommendations, confirmed by the post-COVID problems can result in gastrointestinal, hematological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological, renal, endocrine, or even fatal issues. Even if the initial infection happened months or years before death, the certifier should take into account the probability that the death was caused by long-term sequelae of COVID-19 for decedents who had a prior SARSCoV-2 virus and were identified with a post-COVID disease.