Surge in Cardiac Arrests Related to Covid-19

Surge in Cardiac Arrests Related to Covid-19

Posted by First Responder Systems on 10th May 2021

Imaging tests taken months after recovery from COVID-19 have shown lasting damage to the heart muscle, even in people who experienced only mild COVID-19 symptoms. This may increase the risk of heart failure or other heart complications in the future.

As quarantine orders are lifted and Americans head back to work, Philips is focused on protecting community members who have leftover heart damage caused by COVID-19. Having a Philips HeartStart OnSite or HeartStart FRx AED at your place of work gives added peace of mind for people with compromised hearts.

Protect your employees, co-workers, customers, clients and community members with a  Philips HeartStart OnSite or HeartStart FRx AED.

1. Three-quarters of adults with COVID-19 have heart damage after recovery


2. ACC Clinical Guidance for the CV Care Team.

3. Besides myocardial infarction and heart failure, arrhythmias are generally one of the three major risks associated with viral infections, due to myocarditis,

proinflammatory effects, and an increased sympathetic stimulation. In a report from Wuhan, China, 16.7% of hospitalized and 44.4% of intensive care unit (ICU)

patients with COVID-19 had arrhythmias.

4. Cardiac complications of COVID-19 are approximately commensurate with SARS, MERS, and influenza analogs. ACC Clinical Guidance for the CV Care Team