COVID-19 severely affects heart patients

COVID-19 severely affects heart patients

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The coronavirus is more difficult for heart patients than others, a cardiologist said in a Heart Week in Turkey.

Bilal Boztosun, who heads the cardiology department at Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul, said it is difficult for those who have heart conditions when they additionally diagnosed with COVID-19.

“Especially if you are above 70 years old if you have other chronic disease beside cardiovascular disease, such as kidney or lung disease, cardiac insufficiency, valvular heart disease, and if you had by-pass surgery in last three months, you are in very high risk group,” said Boztosun.

He suggests the most important thing is to obey social distancing rules and wash hands for at least 20 seconds.