Unhealthy lifestyle practices like eating junk food, smoking, tobacco consumption, inordinate alcohol consumption, continuing desk jobs for years and not taking out time for regular physical exercise, contribute to a number of heart diseases.
Inadequate sleep and stress (both physical and mental) for a long span of hours also affect the fitness of the heart. All these factors added to the Covid-19 infection-induced complications and led to preventable fatalities. "The significant rise of heart ailments and cardiac deaths in the Covid pandemic and post-pandemic era may be related to the weakening of the heart muscles and other detrimental effects of a sedentary lifestyle owing to "work from home" during the lockdowns.
Both psychological stress and relative physical inactivity contribute to adverse effects on the heart. The adverse impact of Covid-induced damage on the heart may have long-term sequelae," Dr.
Ajay added. Speaking about the association of the COVID vaccine or the booster shots with cardiovascular disorders, Dr. A.M Deshmukh, President, Microbiologist Society, India said, “COVID has undoubtedly increased the risk for cardiovascular disorders.