Long COVID-19 Consequences
Long COVID, or post-acute consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), can have implications for the cardiovascular system, particularly the left ventricle of the heart. While the primary respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 are well-documented, the virus's impact on the cardiovascular system can result in lingering effects that affect the left ventricle. Cardiomyopathy in COVID-19 patients refers to a condition where the heart muscle becomes inflamed and weakened due to the viral infection. COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, primarily affects the respiratory system, but it can also have significant cardiovascular implications. Cardiomyopathy in COVID-19 is one of the cardiac manifestations that can lead to severe complications. The number of hospitalizations and deaths caused by COVID-19 has reduced significantly due to the population's increasing immunity against severe disease. However, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, continues to exist, and it still poses a risk to heart health, especially in people with blocked arteries, hypertension, diabetes, and other predisposing factors. Many people who have recovered from COVID-19 have reported experiencing lingering cardiovascular symptoms such as abnormal heartbeats, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
It's essential for individuals with long COVID, particularly those with cardiovascular symptoms, to be tested in the primary care setting to determine if there is should be more comprehensive imaging studies like echocardiograms to evaluate the structure and function of the left ventricle. Monitoring the left ventricle's health is crucial for developing targeted interventions and treatment plans to address the lingering cardiovascular effects of the virus.
Our CardioANS™ comprehensive test, facilitated by our diagnostics suite, meticulously analyzes various facets of cardiovascular health. It delves into heart rate variability and mean heart rate, providing crucial insights into the intricate dynamics of the cardiovascular system. The examination extends to evaluating arterial elasticity and peripheral arterial stiffness, offering valuable insights into vascular health. Furthermore, the test explores the aging of blood vessels and the efficiency of blood circulation, providing a comprehensive perspective on vascular aging. Additionally, it measures the impact of mental and physical stress on the cardiovascular system, furnishing valuable information on stress resilience. Lastly, the test scrutinizes autonomic nervous system function, contributing to a thorough understanding of the body's regulatory mechanisms. This multifaceted analysis ensures a holistic assessment of cardiovascular well-being.
Features of the tests:
3-minute non-invasive assessment
Measures the overall cardiovascular health
Measures the left ventricle ejection and contraction power
Measures mental stress, physical stress, and resistance to stress
COVID-19 survivors, regardless of infection severity, are more likely to develop cardiovascular conditions such as heart failure or coronary disease within 30 days post-infection.