AMBALA: The whole nation and international communities globally are alarmed with the spike of Covid-19 cases in India. The Heart Center in Civil Hospital Ambala is operated by Meditrina Hospitals which offers highly advanced and affordable cardiac care services to the people of the state. Dr N. Prathap Kumar, leading cardiologist in the country and Chairman & Managing Director of Meditrina Group of Hospitals strongly urges all heart patients who tested positive to seek heart check-ups post-recovery todiagnose and treat any side-effects that may have been caused by the virus. In several cases, poor heart health induced due to the Covid virus may cause heart failure or sudden cardiac arrests in the future.
Emphasizing the impact of Covid-19 on heart patients, Dr N. Prathap Kumar says, “Heart patients are showing more severe outcomes and response to the Covid-19 virus as they are among the most vulnerable patient groups in the pandemic. Co-morbidities like heart ailments, diabetes or pre-existing diseases of the lung, kidney, etc, are high risk factors in a Covid patient. Those patients who have tested positive need to be extra cautious, especially who are suffering from any cardiovascular disease. They must undergo vital imaging tests and check-ups for their heart health, post-recovery from Covid to ensure timely treatment of any fatal side-effect or condition that may have worsened due to the virus.”