Strong link between COVID-19 and cardiac injury

SourceBizbahrain
SectorHealthcare
CountryBahrain

The BSH Apollo Heart Center has recorded a strong correlation between COVID-19 infection and cardiac injury since the onset of the pandemic. Interventional Cardiologist Dr Abdul Azeez Mohammed states that the risk of heart disease doesn’t subside after the infection has passed and that the BSH Apollo Heart Center has treated patients who have tested negative for COVID-19 after an initial positive test. These patients were initially treated at the Public Health Facility and after testing negative multiple times, they presented with heart attack a few weeks after recovery. “Globally, studies have found that approximately 1 in 5 patients with COVID-19 have presented with cardiac injury during the illness; and these patients are at maximum risk of death from the infection,” he added. Dr Azeez cited a recent ...read more...