Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a serious concern for all of society but more so for those who have a health condition such as chronic heart disease or chronic respiratory disease.
See this gov.uk page for a full list of conditions.
For general health information related to the virus see the NHS page.
It is a scary time for everyone and knowledge can be key in keeping oneself safe. Below is a selection of well-regarded sources of information on the Coronavirus and how it affects patients with heart conditions.
For information from the British Heart Foundation click here or the logo below.
And also from the American Heart Association
World-leading cardiologist, Professor Bob Graham, discusses coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact those living with cardiovascular disease and pre-existing heart conditions. Transcript available. Topics include…
- How does coronavirus affect the heart?
- Who is a greater risk when contracting coronavirus?
- Preventative measures
- Medical research into COVID-19
And from MedLifeCrisis aka British Cardiologist Dr Rohin Francis, who likes to put his own spin on things (with bad jokes!)
After our first meet-up in February 2015, I realised I was not alone. It was the first time since my cardiac arrest the previous year that I had spoken face-to-face with someone who had experienced what I had. This was also true for my wife, who also happened to be my lifesaver. From that meet-up, the idea of SCA UK was born. Since then, we have achieved a considerable amount, primarily providing information, resources and support to others in a similar situation but also raising the profile of survivorship and the need for better post-discharge care. We are starting to get traction in this, and with the formation of the charity, I genuinely believe we have a bright future ahead and will make a significant difference in the lives of many who join our ranks.