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Vaccination important for heart patients: Experts

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Srinagar: Dr Imran Hafeez, Consultant Cardiologist and Associate Professor, SKIMS says that the patients suffering from heart disease like Ischemic disease or heart failure are at high risk of Covid infection and that the vaccination is very important for the heart patients because vaccine acts as a shield against infection.

Emphasizing on vaccination, he requested everyone to get vaccinated to remain safe.

While sharing his experience and observations, he said that vaccinated people get insulated against infection and they hardly catch infection. Very few vaccinated individuals get mild infection, and they too recover immediately, he said.

The doctor advised the heart patients to consult a doctor in case of catching infection and start appropriate treatment.

The cardiologist informed that many people ask him about the risks to hypertension patients due to the coronavirus. He said hypertension is one of the common risk factors whose prevalence is 25 percent but every high blood pressure patient is not at risk, so people should not worry.

He further added that only those high blood pressure patients are at risk who are suffering from target organ damage (TOD) like renal failure, heart disease and associated diabetes.

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