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Clear spike in heart attack cases after Covid-19 outbreak, say doctors

In recent times, several young celebrities, from politics to music to films, have succumbed to sudden heart attacks

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Doctors mostly agree that such events can occur almost up to a year after recovery

Sohini Das Mumbai
“If my hospital was handling 50 heart attack patients a month before Covid-19, now it is seeing 60 patients every month,” says Dr Tiny Nair, head of department of cardiology, PRS Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.

Speaking from personal experience, Dr Nair outlines that there has been a 10-20 per cent rise in heart attack cases after the pandemic. “During the first wave and the nationwide lockdown there was a dip in heart attacks. Now it is back — and is more prevalent than the pre-Covid-19 levels,” he says.

In recent times, several young celebrities, from politics to music to films, have succumbed to

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First Published: Aug 24 2022 | 7:09 PM IST

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