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Dr Iqbal Malik on the long-term health problems after COVID-19

Specialist cardiology consultant Dr Iqbal Malik has been investigating the long-term health problems for patients who have contracted COVID-19.

As with many viral illnesses, some people will take months to recover – the post-viral phase can include:

There is supportive treatment that can help, and a specialist referral may be suggested depending on clinical findings. Patients will be referred to Cardiology if there is suspected myocardial infarction, pericarditis, myocarditis or new heart failure.

Click here to see more information on long-term health problems caused by COVID-19.

Find out more from Dr Iqbal about heart health in COVID times in these blog posts: