As COVID-19 continues its devastating spread across the country and the world, we are learning new information daily that is important for those with heart disease who want to stay healthy.
Of course, following social isolation guidelines and proper hygiene techniques is essential to maintaining your health during this pandemic. However, if you have heart disease or have a loved one with heart disease, there are additional things to consider.
Now, in particular, is not the time to take on additional risk, such as needing to go to an emergency room. Not only are hospitals possibly where acquiring COVID-19 is more likely, the healthcare systems in many parts of the world are overwhelmed. With limited resources, they have to alter the care typically used for those with emergency heart conditions.
Here are the questions my patients are asking me about their heart health and how they can lower their risk from COVID-19.