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Do we need to worry about post Covid heart complications in kids? Expert take

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Do we need to worry about post Covid heart complications in kids? Expert take

On the road to recovery from Covid-19, many patients, especially those with weakened immune systems, are at risk of developing post-Covid complications. Post-Covid cardiac complications such as myocarditis are on the rise as the third wave subsides and active Covid cases decline. 

Post-Covid cardiac complications, while rare in children, can be devastating if left untreated. There has been an increase in cases of MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome) in children, which are known to severely damage the heart and its function, leading to an inflammatory response in the arteries, muscles and blood vessels of the heart, resulting in inadequate heart rate results in pumping and eventual heart failure .

“Fortunately, SARS-CoV-2 appears to be milder, milder, and less aggressive in children because they generally have strong immune systems that help limit the entry and proliferation of the virus, and in some special cases, during immune The virus has been found in frail children with damaged systems or birth defects.” Dr. Yogesh Kumar Gupta, Director, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru.

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“As for children contracting the new coronavirus, the incidence and likelihood of children are much lower than adults. However, for children with it, it can be as severe as 1-2%. The heart disease that children can develop – myocarditis is a fairly common disease (overall) that presents with symptoms of heart failure. Another is blood vessel thrombosis, which is uncommon. The incidence of myocarditis in children is also very rare,” Noida said. Dr. Ajay Kaul, chairman of the Fortis Heart and Vascular Institute, said.

“In some rare cases, like any other virus, Covid can trigger an immune response (antigenic mimicry) in susceptible individuals, leading to damage and weakening of the heart muscle (dilated cardiomyopathy). However, it is important to realize that only A small percentage of people are affected by these problems,” Dr Gupta said.

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India has 2,202 new Covid-19 cases, down 11% from yesterday.

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India has 2,202 new Covid-19 cases, down 11% from yesterday.

The number of new Covid-19 infections in India fell by 11.4 percent in the last 24 hours, with 2,202 people testing positive, bringing the total to 43,123,801, according to data released by the Union health ministry on Monday. The country’s daily tally had been 2,487 for the previous 24 hours.

In Monday’s bulletin, India reported 27 new fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 524,241. There were also 2,550 recoveries, bringing the total number of such cases to 42,582,243; total active cases, on the other hand, were 17,317, down 375 from the previous bulletin.

According to the data, recovery, deaths, and active cases account for 98.74 percent, 1.22 percent, and 0.04 percent of the total caseload, respectively.

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The daily positivity rate was 0.74 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.59 percent, respectively. In addition, 297,242 samples were tested for the viral illness in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests to over 840 million.

Meanwhile, 310,218 additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered, bringing the total number of doses administered to 1.91 billion since the nationwide vaccination campaign began on January 16 last year.

On Sunday, Delhi had 613 daily infections and three deaths, while Maharashtra had 255 daily infections and one death. Mumbai, Maharashtra’s capital and the country’s financial powerhouse, was responsible for 151 new cases and the lone death in the state.

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