According to medical professionals, the post-COVID syndrome, which apparently started after the second wave of the virus, has led to an increase in heart and neurological issues. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, the Chairman of Narayana Health and an Executive Director, stated that there was an increase in brain and heart-related problems during the second wave, but that more information is needed in the current situation.
“There was obviously a minor increase in the incidence of COVID patients acquiring clot formations, and clots in the brain or in the heart, particularly during the second wave. However, we didn’t notice that pattern until the second wave.
We need to gather more data before we can determine whether this is actually the case, but we did observe a somewhat greater incidence of cardiac issues and brain stroke “said Dr. Shetty.
However, the research on the function of COVID in causing acute cardiac issues following recovery is still in its early stages, according to Dr. Nitish Naik, Professor, Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, Delhi.
“There has always been a higher risk of cardiac health problems with any flu-like conditions. This has long been known, and Covid is acting in a manner that is consistent with it. Our understanding of how Covid 19 contributes to acute cardiac issues that develop after recovery is still developing.
According to Dr. Arun Sharma, a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Indian Spinal Injuries Center, those who have experienced COVID are more likely to experience neurological diseases.
“Patients who have experienced Covid are more likely to have neurological problems. Young individuals suffering from stroke are arriving in large numbers. Additionally, there has been an upsurge in mental health problems. The population is increasingly experiencing psychological problems, “The doctor remarked.
“Only mild to moderate activity and regular relaxation breathing activities (Pranayama/meditation) are indicated for people. Their stress levels will decrease at work and at home as a result “He continued by outlining some preventative actions.
According to Dr. Manjari Tripathi, a professor of neurology at AIIMS, the impact of post-COVID neurological illnesses on the brain has led to an increase in these conditions.
“There is little doubt that post-COVID-19 neurological diseases are increasing due to effects on the brain, including memory loss, dementia, strokes, Guillain-Barre syndrome, a severe neuropathy, and worsening seizures and epilepsy. Therefore, this is well-known from a neurological perspective. Indeed, the heart is also impacted. Younger people are having heart attacks and more myocarditis is present, according to the patient statistics, he noted.
Dr. Tripathi advised the patients to start their medicine and get checked to see if they had any neurological issues.
“As soon as there is even a slight amount of discomfort, such as some symptoms or chest pain, recommendations are made for these. They shouldn’t be confused with indigestion, and you should get checked out. Naturally, for neurological issues, the patient should visit the doctor, get tested for memory complaints, and start taking the appropriate medicine. This is especially true if the patient is obese and has obstructive sleep apnea “She recommended.