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Time for post-Covid-19 check-ups to avoid repeated hospitalisation

Dear doctor, my mother is 65 years old, has a history of high blood pressure and heart disease. My mother has just been infected with Covid-19 and has been cured for a week. Currently, the mother’s health is good, but sometimes it is difficult to breathe. Should I take my mother to a post-Covid-19 check-up now and where? Thank you doctor! (Phu Quang, Binh Duong province)

MSc Huynh Thanh Kieu, Head of Cardiology Department, Cardiovascular Center of Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, said that in order to reduce the post-Covid-19 hospitalization rate, people should proactively examine their health within 1-3 days. first month of recovery.

Patients with cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure should pay special attention to their health; because among patients with lung damage due to Covid-19 sequelae, those with cardiovascular disease account for a higher proportion. Especially elderly people with underlying medical conditions face a higher risk of developing post-Covid-19 symptoms and are prone to imbalance in body biological indicators. Although the blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar have been stabilized, after being infected with Covid-19, the body has many disorders, so this index changes erratically, requiring early intervention.

Recorded at the Department of Cardiology and Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center of Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, people with cardiovascular disease after Covid-19 infection often have many disturbances such as unstable blood pressure, arrhythmia, degree of failure increased heart rate, repeated hospitalization due to palpitations, shortness of breath, pneumonia, heart failure. In addition, the Cardiology Center also recorded many patients coming to the examination and treatment for post-Covid-19 tachycardia. Most of the patients have heart rate above 110 beats/min – 120 beats/min, shortness of breath, shortness of breath, labored breathing. Heart palpitations appear after they recover from Covid-19 within the first 1-3 months.

Patient hospitalized for treatment at Tam Anh General Hospital because blood sugar increased 10 times after Covid-19

Photo: Provided by the hospital

According to Dr. Tran Minh Giang, Deputy Head of ICU, Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City to comprehensively assess health and detect Covid-19 sequelae for post-Covid-19 patients, in addition to good and skilled doctors. it requires fully equipped with modern machinery and equipment to “detect” for sequelae of Covid-19. Tam Anh General Hospital is fully equipped with leading and advanced medical equipment to help doctors diagnose and intervene early post-Covid-19 sequelae such as: testing machine, ultrasound, electrocardiogram, heart X-ray Lungs, 768-slice CT scanning system… Early, accurate diagnosis and timely treatment are the golden keys to reducing the rate of patients being re-hospitalized many times due to post-Covid-19 sequelae.

Usually, patients with respiratory sequelae, prolonged shortness of breath will be consulted for a low-dose CT lung scan using a 786-slice CT machine. The machine has AI-assisted software (artificial intelligence) to detect Covid-19 sequelae on the lungs thanks to the ability to analyze how much lung parenchyma is left, accurately reflecting the extent of lung damage and recording the condition. lungs such as solidified, opaque, scarred, fibrous, peripheral lesions …

Modern equipment system at Tam Anh General Hospital helps to quickly and accurately diagnose post-Covid-19 sequelae

Photo: Provided by the hospital

Covid-19 can leave many sequels on the cardiovascular, pulmonary, digestive, neurological, psychological… In the case of your mother, who is elderly, has an underlying medical condition that shows symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath. If you are short of breath, your heart will beat faster, you need to go to the hospital sooner.

At Tam Anh General Hospital, patients can register for medical examination according to each specialty or general health examination. You can bring your mother here to be examined by a doctor, check her health, and prevent post-Covid-19 sequelae.

Tam Anh General Hospital System

Hanoi: 108 Hoang Nhu Tiep, Bo De Ward, Long Bien District, Hotline: 18006858

HCMC: 2B Pho Quang, Ward 2, Tan Binh District, Hotline: 028.71026789.

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