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Patients of Myocardial infarction (heart attack) are presenting late due to fear of Covid in hospitals causing worsening of heart disease.
Yes. Arrhythmias are more common if patients are taking HCQS medicine without supervision and ECG monitoring.
Yes. When patients are at their routine work there is lot of stress and exertion. Due to lockdown, being at home has reduced stress and hence reduced number of cases of acute Myocardial infarction. Also patients are avoiding hospital visits inspite of symptoms due to fear of Covid.
Swab testing is not mandatory. But yes screening for symptoms, clinical examination- temperature, oxygen saturation and chest x ray should be done.
Doctors should wear proper PPE if they are seeing fever patients. In OPD proper precautions in the form of appointment to avoid crowding and basic sanitization is required.
Patients with known heart disease, diabetes, hypertension high BP are at High risk of developing severe covid disease.