Covid-19 outbreak has led to a nation-wide lockdown and has drastically changed the way many people function and interact.

As the COVID-19 pandemic is making its rounds across India, there has been a nation-wide lockdown imposed to combat it. This has drastically changed the way many people function and interact, as social isolation has forced them to step away from their regular schedules. Working from home has become the new norm, and this extended isolation period can affect one’s health, especially those with pre-diagnosed cardiovascular problems.

This is because the COVID-19 virus targets the lungs, and the situation can easily get exacerbated in a person with a diseased heart, which has to work twice as hard to provide oxygenated blood to other organs. The virus also poses a risk for people who have a fatty build-up known as plaque in their arteries, as evidence indicates similar viral illnesses can destabilize these plaques, potentially resulting in the blockage of an artery feeding blood to the heart, putting patients at risk of heart attack.

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