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COVID-19 – the virus that could potentially lead to Heart Arrhythmia


According to the Global Data Report, there are 40-60 percent chances for post-COVID patients to develop Long COVID, which is a long-term effect of the virus. This may occur from the decreased immunity that caused by inflammation during the infection of COVID-19, during home isolation or long-term hospital admission, especially for ICU patients. This could also happen from the side effects of COVID medications.

COVID-19 has a major impact on patients with heart disease. The virus massively increases the existing conditions of the patients or develops complications. Even the heart muscles and tissues of people without heart disease could be affected. This causes abnormal symptoms to linger in the heart even after the infection. The symptoms of heart arrhythmia tend to occur in numerous Long COVID patients. These patients often consult a doctor regarding the following signs.  

  • Fatigue, weakness  
  • Heart palpitations  
  • Chest pain  
  • Lightheadedness, wooziness, fainting  

Each patient may experience a distinct level of severity. The duration of the symptoms may be different as well. Consulting with a cardiologist is crucial for physical examinations, respiratory assessment, chest X-ray, blood tests, as well as heart function tests, such as Electrocardiogram (EKG) or 24 – 48 hour Holter Monitoring. This is to make an accurate diagnosis and plan proper treatment.  

For more information, please contact 

Cardiac Center, 5th floor, Vejthani Hospital 02-734-0000 Ext. 5300
English Hotline +66 (0) 85-223-8888 

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