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Hospiten recommends all patients, including those who are asymptomatic, have a post COVID-19 check-up

Posted on 04-03-2021

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, March 4th 2021. The Hospiten Group offers patients who have overcome SARS-COV-2 a complete examination to locate, treat and monitor the complications that may appear once the acute phase of the disease has passed.

Based on your risk factors and other details, a specialist in Internal Medicine will assess you to determine your current condition and degree of risk of developing sequelae or complications due to COVID. The assessment will be carried out through questionnaires and measurements that will estimate your physical capacity and emotional state and identify any persistent symptoms.

The check-up, which is carried out in a single day, includes tests that will allow a complete report to be drawn up covering risk factors and guidelines for treatment and follow-up. A variety of general tests are involved, including taking weight and height measurements, BMI (body mass index), blood pressure, blood and urine tests, and pulse oximetry (oxygen levels in blood). In addition to other more specific tests like spirometry and serology, to determine lung capacity and state of immunity against the SARS-COV-2 virus. Further tests include chest X-rays and CT scans and heart checks like an electrocardiogram and echocardiogram.

Anyone who has been through COVID-19 should monitor their health, since there have been cases of asymptomatic patients suffering post-Covid complications. Some people have seen their health affected although symptoms were not initially present, and these complications may not be detected in time without a general check-up.

Although the most serious problems tend to be most common in men with a history of heart disease, respiratory disease or cardiovascular risk factors (high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, smoking ...), the reality is that anyone who has been through this disease can develop side effects. Young people, without risk factors but who have had a mild form of COVID-19, or who have had no symptoms, may also develop complications in the following months. Although it is always advisable to see a specialist after COVID-19, it is even more important to do so if you have cardiovascular, pulmonary or hematological risk factors, or symptoms like tiredness, fatigue, chest pain or palpitations.

The data collected from the follow-up carried out over three months of patients with coronavirus and presented at the I National COVID-19 Congress, showed that 50% of those infected had persistent symptoms or alterations in radiology tests. Recent publications where the follow-up period of the patients who contracted the infection is becoming more extended, show that more than 75% of patients have one or more persistent symptom and, in some cases, underlying complications. 39% of the patients who did not have to be admitted to hospital at the beginning of the disease, presented persistent effects afterwards.

More information: Post COVID-19 Check-up