If you’ve had COVID-19 and still feel unwell or have ongoing symptoms, you could have ”long COVID." It is formally known as post-acute sequelae of SARS CoV-2 infection (PASC). You might also hear it called long-haul COVID, post-acute COVID-19, or chronic COVID.
Long COVID includes a wide range of new, returning or ongoing health problems that last for weeks or months after infection. We are still learning about the long-term effects of COVID, including its impact on preexisting heart disease. In general, it seems long COVID can:
Some common heart-related symptoms post-COVID include:
Having had COVID is an important part of your health history moving forward – even if you didn’t get that sick from it. So be sure to tell your care team about any COVID infections and if you have lingering symptoms.
It might also be helpful to: