Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Dimitrov: “Life after COVID” monitors patients in the BCI’s cardiac hospitals free of charge
International studies show that after infection with COVID-19, many patients have cardiovascular complications. Almost all of them report long-term symptoms of severe fatigue and shortness of breath, which is often the equivalent of heart failure. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 796 deaths have been registered in Bulgaria, and more than 14,000 persons have been cured of the infection. Therefore, the Bulgarian Cardiac Institute has launched a national, free screening campaign with indeterminate duration called “Life after COVID” with the following objectives: identification of the effects of the infection on the cardiovascular system, diagnosis, treatment, long-term follow-up and adequate actions to improve quality of life.
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