Cardiology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Şarlı made statements regarding the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the heart. Stating that those with obvious diseases should apply to the hospital, Assoc. Dr. “Heart involvement due to coronavirus may occur differently. One of them is the direct involvement of the heart muscle, the most obvious example of this. Individuals who have complaints in the form of pressure, pain and burning in the middle of the chest and who have recently caught coronavirus infection should be careful. Heart attack, diagnosis. People with obvious symptoms of the disease should immediately apply to the hospital. There may be an inflammation of the heart muscle called ‘myocarditis’ due to the coronavirus. In this case, weakness and insufficiency in the heart muscle occur. In such cases, the patient complains of shortness of breath and heart rhythm disturbance. In such a possible case, it is necessary to look at the cardiac ultrasound. If supportive treatment is started, the disease is usually temporary, “he said.
‘DO NOT STAY FIXED’
Emphasizing that coronavirus increases the risk of coagulation, Assoc. Dr. Şarlı said, “We started to encounter more frequent cases of fatal pulmonary embolism as a result of the development of clots in the leg veins and then the progression of this clot to the lung vein through the heart. However, it is a disease that is not difficult to treat when diagnosed. The drugs are given in the form of needles. We recommend that people who have survived the coronavirus should be active, not stay still, and use blood thinners aspirin for a few months, “he said.
‘HEART DISEASES CAN ALSO BE SEEN IN YOUNG PEOPLE’
Assoc. Dr. Şarlı also warned those with chronic diseases, “People are afraid of coming to the hospital due to coronavirus and therefore sometimes postpone their treatment. Diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking are risk factors. Individuals with this risk factor over 40 years of age must have annual heart checks. We see cases of heart attacks under the age of 40. We have patients with angiography in their 20s. it can be seen in younger people. We advise our patients not to walk around the streets between 11.00 and 15.00 in hot weather, “he said.