A 31-year-old female asked:
I have a mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. as an otherwise healthy and active 32 year old female, am i at increased risk of a potential covid-19 infection becoming serious?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: The SARS-CoV-2 virus seems to affect persons who are older or have underlying lung and heart conditions more severely than people who do not have these conditions. Part of the problem with underlying heart conditions is that when ill with a respiratory virus, the heart tries to compensate for decreased Oxygen by increasing how hard it pumps. Increased pressure can cause worsening heart valve probs
77 viewsAnswered May 12, 2020
Psychiatry 26 years experience
44 viewsAnswered Sep 15, 2020
Last updated Sep 15, 2020
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