Category: Patients

Potential Cardiovascular Risks Post Covid

Half heart, half COVID virus

Potential Cardiovascular Risks in Patients After Initial COVID-19 Infection  Persistent symptoms from coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) are present in nearly 90 percent of patients 60 days post diagnosis. Proper testing, diagnosis, and management may prevent worsening illness.  COVID-19 has the potential for both direct and indirect long-term effects on the…

Cold Vs Flu Vs Covid 19

The Coronavirus Molecule

Respiratory Illnesses – Differentials leading to Diagnosis   The flu and COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus that’s led to the current pandemic, are both infectious respiratory illnesses. Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar, the two illnesses are caused by different viruses. Let’s throw in the…

Pregnancy & Echocardiography For Patients

Pregnancy & Echocardiography Pregnant women with pre-existing heart health concerns require more diagnostic testing and monitoring.  Your physician is the health professional qualified to answer questions regarding you and your baby’s health. How Does Pregnancy Affect the Heart? A typical pregnant mother’s blood volume increases by 30-40% to nourish the…