Covid condition. Noting that Covid-19 infection can increase the likelihood of health related issues, Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute said, in a report released earlier this month, that a study found an increase of 60% in the incidents of heart-related issues and neurological disorders.
Dr Seth told ANI, “There is a large data from the west, which has noticed that over a period of a year and more than a hundreds and thousands of patients study, there was a 60 per cent increase in the incidents of heart attacks or even strokes compared to the normal population at the same period of time.
So we are very clear Covid, even though mild, may affect people for a longer duration up to a year and create increased incidents of heart attacks and strokes." Dr Nitish Naik, Professor, Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, Delhi said "all flu like illnesses have always been associated with increased risk of cardiac health-related issues.
This has been known for many years and Covid is also behaving similarly. Our knowledge about the role of Covid 19 in precipitating acute cardiac problems after recovery is still evolving.