Dr. Evelina Grayver considered herself an athlete. The 42-year-old cardiologist, who spent years working out daily, managed to stay COVID-free until January 2021. But since then, she has had difficulty doing things she normally would.
“I walked up one flight of stairs and had to sit down because I couldn’t breathe,” Grayver said.
Grayver, the director of Women’s Heart Health at Northwell Health, is one of the hundreds of thousands now victims of what’s known as long COVID — a syndrome that leaves people with