Heart Care During Covid 19

Healthcare has become more important in the current times and people have now understood the importance of keeping their health in regular check. But for those who are suffering from illness like heart conditions, it is of utmost importance to take precautions ever than before. Statistics around the world are showing that heart conditions are not to be avoided during this pandemic and precautions for heart care are essential.

It Has Been Seen That Risk Of Fatalities And Complications Of Covid-19 Are Greater In Patients With Heart Conditions Such As:

  • Having suffered a heart attack or heart stroke
  • Having a heart valve disease
  • Blood pressure and hypertension issues
  • Conditions affecting heart rhythms
  • Peripheral Artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure

These are just few of the heart illnesses that are common among heart issues. The risk of heart patients along with conditions of hypertension and especially diabetes is dangerous. Having these conditions has already affected the immunity of the body making it weak which makes it more vulnerable for the extremely contagious coivid-19 virus.

Note to Remember: Stopping the regular heart medications should not be done before consulting the doctor.


Various Doctors Associations Around The World Have Been Advising Various Precautions And Tips For Heart Patients To Help Them Deal With The Pandemic Better. These Include:

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol
  • Do not consume any medications without consulting your doctor first
  • Regularly monitor the diabetes levels along with blood pressure levels
  • Keep your weight in check
  • Consume healthy diet at regular meal time
  • Stake sufficient sleep
  • Keep yourself active at home.
  • Keep distance from people with flue like symptoms

Apart from all theses, managing stress is also an important aspect for patients with heart conditions. People with critical heart condition history should not be left alone if possible. With the pandemic conditions everyone is forced to stay at home and not being able to get out, being active and not being able to meet with friends and family has introduced stress environment to even otherwise healthier individuals. Keeping busy and active at home has become crucial.

Note to Remember: Heart patients should avoid overdoing workout that could cause rise in heart rate.

Along with keeping up to date on the various advances on covid-19 treatments it is also important to not get carried away with the ongoing gloominess and keep your distance for unnecessary news. Keeping one healthy – both mentally and physically, are the key to get through these times. Still it is important to know when to contact the doctors.

The Below Conditions Should Not Be Overlooked-

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest or back pain
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Numbness
  • Dizziness

Doctor should be consulted immediately for patients with these conditions. Avoiding these conditions could become fatal especially in patients with existing heart conditions. Also, even though under current medication, consulting a doctor is necessary as the symptoms might have occurred due to different causes and might need other medication and care.

Note to Remember: Do not delay consulting your doctor because of the current pandemic as the condition might increase the risk.

Never Ignore Your Chest Pain. Timely Diagnosis and Advanced Treatment Is Essential To Cure Heart Diseases. To Know More About Advanced Treatments For Heart Diseases, Consult DR MAYUR JAIN, an Interventional Cardiologist at Kushal Cardiac Care, Thane