Suara.com – The Omicron variant was first identified in South Africa last year, November 2021 to be exact. So far, the Omicron variant has tended to cause only mild symptoms.
Common symptoms of this Omicron variant include headache, lethargy, sore throat, dry cough, fever and loss of appetite.
This variant of Omicron also appears to affect the upper respiratory system more and affects the lungs less.
In previous cases, many corona virus patients experienced heart damage and heart failure which was one of the causes of death.
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In fact, heart damage also occurs in Covid-19 corona virus patients who do not experience severe symptoms when infected.
Severe inflammation or swelling of the inner surface of blood vessels, myocarditis caused by overall inflammation.
This happens because of the body’s response to the virus. Some of the heart problems caused by the Covid-19 corona virus are blood clots and heart palpitations.
In the current case of the Omicron variant, experts say no heart symptoms have been reported so far, although it’s too early to be certain.
“Omicron is the newest variant of the Covid-19 coronavirus and there is very little research on this variant,” said Dr Ajay Kaul, Chair of the Fortis Heart & Vascular Institute, Noida. The Hindustan Times.
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Dr Ajay Kaul also said there was not much information so far about the Omicron variant affecting the heart. So, it is not clear whether this Omicron variant can cause myocarditis or not.
The expert added that overall, infection with the Omicron variant is relatively mild and causes only mild symptoms.
Most people who test positive for COVID-19 related to the Omicron variant also do not need steroids or oxygen support or mechanical ventilation in hospital.
“Only those who are not vaccinated or with immunocompromised conditions develop severe infections, such as transplant/cancer/autoimmune conditions that require hospitalization and ICU,” said Dr Charu Dutt Arora, Consultant Physician and Chief Infectious Disease Specialist, Ameri Health , Asian Hospital, Faridabad.
Dr Charu said the Omicron variant has not been shown to cause serious or severe implications for the cardiac system.
“Previous Covid-19 variants moderately predispose to cardiac arrest and other heart-related complications. However, this new variant has not shown the deposition of cardiac complications or underlying disease,” said Dr Rahul Gupta, Consultant Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai.
At the same time, many patients being treated for heart attacks were also infected with the virus and tested positive for Covid-19. Now, we are still observing the progress.
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