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The COVID-19 Cardiovascular Connection

Hackensack Meridian Health

Imaging tests - taken months after recovery from COVID-19 - show lasting damage to the heart muscle, even in people who experienced only mild COVID-19 symptoms. As a result, patients are at an increased risk of heart failure or other heart complications in the future. 

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Cardiovascular experts, David Landers, M.D., vice chair, Heart & Vascular Hospital and Sameer Jamal, M.D., Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Heart and Vascular Hospital cardiologist, in coordination with Hackensack Meridian Health’s COVID-19 Recovery Center, are currently evaluating more than 20 patients with Post COVID Syndrome exhibiting symptoms of fatigue, heart palpitations and labored breathing, well after recovery from their COVID-19 infection. 

The IRB approved, prospective observational study, is actively enrolling patients, with the hopes of providing an etiology and uncovering a plausible mechanism(s) that may suggest potential treatment. 

Some initial impressions include:   

1: Who gets Post COVID Syndrome 

2: How long it lasts

3: What therapies exist

4: What are the symptoms 

5: How do you know that they are not caused by something else 

6: What tests should be done

7: Are the tests dangerous and are the tests covered by insurance 

8: Can you return to work 

9: Can you transmit the disease when I have Post Covid Syndrome 

10: Should you exercise 




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