Hypertension and nephrology

[Covid-19 and peripheral arterial disease]

FARKAS Katalin1,2

APRIL 29, 2021

Hypertension and nephrology - 2021;25(02)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33668/hn.25.009

[Patients with peripheral vascular disease (PAD) are negatively affected by the coronavirus epidemic in several ways. Fewer-than-usual doctor-patient encounters make it more difficult to detect disease or disease progression. Outbreaks due to the epidemic reinforce a sedentary lifestyle that can mask the symptoms of PAD through lack of exercise. Another risk is that patients with cardiovascular disease are at risk for severe Covid-19 disease, and have a significantly increased risk of mortality. In the case of home treatment of Covid-19 infection in a patient with PAD, close observation is required to make a timely decision on the need for hospitalization. Vaccination, which is gradually available to all PAD patients, could be the solution to prevent the disease.]

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  1. Szent Imre Egyetemi Oktatókórház, Angiológia Profil, Budapest
  2. Semmelweis Egyetem, Angiológiai Tanszéki Csoport, Budapest

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