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‘Dengue dangerous for heart patients’

Dengue can be deadly for those who have heart disease, says a research study conducted by Upendra Kaul, dean and executive director, Clinical Research and Academics, Fortis Healthcare Limited.

The research states that if someone has dengue fever coupled with chest discomfort, shortness of breath, unnecessary fatigue, the doctor must get ECG or ECHO done to rule out the possibility of heart involvement.

Reports shows ECG and ECHO changes in patients admitted with dengue fever, but with no prior heart ailments.

“We found that those having heart problems were affected by dengue at large and hence creating a double challenge for us to treat them. Simultaneously, those who had dengue, their ECG & ECHO were showing some temporary malfunction of the heart. However, these were corrected with supportive treatment. But it is very important not to overlook any symptoms in both cases.”

Dengue shows its symptoms after 3-14 days of mosquito bite.


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