‘palpitations’ – Covid sequelae in the heart – VnExpress

After recovering from Covid-19, many people have symptoms of anxiety, which may be the result of treatment or psychological trauma.

According to experts in the Department of Rehabilitation Engineering, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, if you hear the sound of your heart beating fast, it is a feeling of nervousness and palpitations. Anxiety can be seen in normal or pathological people. Nearly 70% of post-Covid-19 patients have symptoms of prolonged nervousness. Some patients need a long time (weeks or months) to regain exercise capacity, especially patients who are severely ill, lie down for a long time, and be sedentary.

Anxiety can be a manifestation of the cardiovascular system or other organs such as respiratory, endocrine, hematological, neurological. Anxiety is divided into physiological and pathological nervousness. Physiological nervousness is usually the state after using stimulants such as coffee, tea, alcohol… or during intense activity, pregnancy, anxiety, insomnia.

Pathological palpitations are common in patients with underlying medical conditions such as heart failure, valvular disease, arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, incompletely recovered Covid-related heart damage, or newly emerging lesions, or unrelated to Covid-19.

According to master, doctor Pham Thi Binh Minh (Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital, Campus 3), the patient’s chest pain, nervousness, and rapid heartbeat after Covid-19 can be the result of many factors. factors such as post-infection, coagulation disorders, side effects of treatment, invasive procedures, hypoxia… or psychological trauma.

From the perspective of traditional medicine, Doctor Tran Thi Ngoc Chau (Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital 3) said that heart palpitations, nervous palpitations, and chest pain are classified as conditions such as: precious heart is around, hung system, hung late. Precious mind is palpitations, the pulse is palpitations, or panic attacks. Hungry, late hung only shows chest pain, chest discomfort.

“Even after recovering, the patient still suffers from a loss of the body’s qi and blood, damage to the five internal organs, causing internal injury. Patients with chest pain and heart palpitations after Covid-19 often have symptoms of mental illness syndrome. bad breath, bad breath with symptoms of depression and heart failure, depressed mind, damaged lung (respiratory organ),” said Dr. Chau.

According to Dr. Chau, the commonly used traditional medicines can be mentioned as worshiping gods, vien chi, vien people, apple cider vinegar … have the effect of nourishing the mind, sedating; Ginseng is a great source of energy; dong quai, biogeo… effect of nourishing blood, nourishing blood. In addition, methods such as ear acupuncture (acupuncture in the ear), acupressure, and relaxation training help to regulate blood and blood, balance yin and yang, and provide psychological support… to help patients recover quickly. .

“After Covid, if you have symptoms of nervousness, you should go to the doctor, especially people with underlying diseases, especially cardiovascular, prolonged and repeated symptoms…”, the doctor recommended.

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