Covid, even though mild, may affect people for a longer duration up to a year and create increased incidents of heart attacks and strokes." "We know that Covid itself in the acute phases causes incidences of strokes and clots in the lungs.
But we are concerned about long-term effects also as patients with mild symptoms can face heart attacks," he added. The expert asked the people not to ignore the symptoms if they arise and said that it is important to get a checkup done by a doctor. "The first important step is that all Covid-infected patients should not ignore the symptoms.
Even if, you've recovered from mild Covid, which means that if you feel breathless if you feel chest pain if you feel discomfort or palpitations, it's important to get a checkup," he said.
Dr Seth further stressed that people with pre-existing diseases must get their checkups done regarding the functioning of their hearts. "Secondly, we say that those who with multiple risk factors have Covid, who's known to have pre-existing heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, its important for them to understand to get a check-up done like ECG, Eco cardiogram which tells about the functioning of the heart and ECG tells about any palpitations," he said. "Thirdly, for those who want to get back to active life or those who are exercising prior to covid and say that they are recovered.