Strange COVID-19 Symptoms You Might Miss Too
From the earliest cases, there have been reports of patients suffering from abnormal blood clotting as a consequence of COVID-19.
If these clots form in little blood vessels (usually in the hands or feet), they show up on our skin; those aren’t life-threatening. However, if they occur in arteries or major organs such as the lungs, brain or heart, they can lead to heart attack or pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Maxine Dexter, pulmonary and critical care specialist at Kaiser Permanente, recalls his colleagues’ chilling experiences with COVID-related blood clotting:
“We are hearing reports from our ER colleagues about patients presenting with stroke and heart attack symptoms that end up being COVID-positive.”
It’s already well known that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can enter and affect vital organs such as the lungs. Sometimes, though, it can even attack the heart, causing a secondary infection called myocarditis. The main symptoms for this illness are abnormal heartbeat, chest pain and, ultimately, heart failure.
If you notice any of these strange symptoms, you should seek medical assistance and get checked for COVID-19 as well.