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COVID-19 Residue – Chest Pains for 6-12 Months

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Even those with mild COVID-19 infections can experience health complications that persist for months or even years after the initial infection. Approximately 19% of US adults who have tested positive for COVID-19 suffer from “long COVID,” which refers to ongoing symptoms that persist for four or more weeks after the acute phase of the illness. Researchers from Intermountain Health in Salt Lake City have conducted a study on nearly 150,000 patients to understand the potential cardiovascular symptoms associated with long COVID.

The study found that patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 had a higher incidence of chest pain in the six months to one year after the initial infection. Although the study did not show significant rates of heart attacks or strokes in patients who had a mild initial infection, persistent chest pains could indicate future cardiovascular complications.

The research was presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 2023 Scientific Conference in New Orleans on March 5th. The study involved comparing three groups of Intermountain Health patients: those who tested positive for COVID-19 and were treated in an outpatient setting, those who tested negative for COVID-19, and a group of patients seen prior to the pandemic.

The research team noted that the symptoms observed in the study may not necessarily translate into long-term outcomes, but further assessments over time will be necessary. The long-term effects of COVID-19 on the cardiovascular system may be difficult to quantify in the short-term, and may only be recognized with longer follow-up periods. Therefore, it is important to continue monitoring patients with long COVID for potential long-term health complications.

The findings of this study are concerning, as they suggest that even individuals who experience mild COVID-19 symptoms could be at risk for long-term cardiovascular complications. This highlights the need for ongoing monitoring and follow-up care for patients with long COVID.

While the study did not find a significant increase in major cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke, the persistence of chest pain is still a worrying symptom. Patients with long COVID should be encouraged to seek medical attention if they experience any persistent symptoms, including chest pain.

Furthermore, this study emphasizes the importance of preventing COVID-19 infections in the first place. While vaccination efforts have been successful in reducing the spread of the virus, it is still important to continue following public health guidelines such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing. By preventing COVID-19 infections, we can also help prevent potential long-term health complications associated with the disease.

Overall, this study adds to the growing body of evidence that COVID-19 can have long-lasting effects on the body, even in patients who experience mild symptoms. Further research is needed to fully understand the implications of long COVID, but it is clear that ongoing monitoring and follow-up care are essential for patients who experience ongoing symptoms after the acute phase of infection.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the families of those that died as a result of COVID-19 infection in Florida.

The Perazzo Law Firm is dedicated to serving individuals and families who have suffered injury due to the negligence of others. With a deep understanding of the emotional toll accidents can take, our firm is committed to helping those in need.

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