SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — February is National Heart Month, a time to increase awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of Americans.
Studies show COVID-19 symptoms can negatively impact your cardiovascular system in certain individuals.
Experts say some patients who have recovered from COVID-19 have shown signs of heart damage, even weeks or months after feeling better.
According to cardiologist at SouthCoast Health Roy D. Flood, Jr., M.D., FACC, it’s a common misconception that lung health is the main factor that determines how much a patient will struggle with coronavirus symptoms.
He says it mostly depends on your