General

I have a heart condition

Am I more at risk of getting COVID-19 than somebody who doesn’t have a heart condition?

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Will my symptoms be more severe?

Is the risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms similar for all patients with a heart condition?

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I have Brugada Syndrome

Are there any special precautions I must take?

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I have Atrial Fibrillation

Am I at greater risk of getting COVID-19?

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Can COVID-19 cause heart problems?

I have read that COVID-19 can cause heart problems such as heart attack or arrhythmias, is this true?

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I have diabetes and/or hypertension

Are cardiac patients who also have diabetes and/or hypertension at greater risk?

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I have myocarditis or pericarditis

There are reports that COVID-19 may induce myocarditis or pericarditis. Am I more vulnerable if I previously had it?

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I have heart disease

Are people with heart disease more likely to die of COVID-19?

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I have COVID-19 symptoms

When should I seek medical attention if I have a pre-existing heart condition and am infected?

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Protection

Should I take additional measures?

Are there any additional measures that I should take to limit my risk of getting sick, as I have a heart condition?

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Does the flu jab protect me against COVID-19?

I had the flu and pneumococcal vaccine this year, am I protected from this virus?

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Should I wear a mask?

Should I wear a mask to protect myself from the virus?

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Can I take vitamins or other food supplements?

Which ones? Do they protect me against the COVID-19?

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Medication

What do I need to know?

There have been news reports about a medication given to some COVID-19 patients which could cause dangerous arrhythmias

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Leaving Home

Should I go ahead with scheduled appointments?

Or should I avoid going to medical centres or hospitals?

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Am I safe outside of the house?

Provided I avoid crowded areas, can I go to the park or walk outside?

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I feel very anxious

I feel very anxious

Is there anything I can do to feel better?

This is an anxious time for everyone and we are providing tips to help you cope with the uncertainties surrounding a pandemic that none of us was prepared for only a few months ago.

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Remember: Even during the pandemic, do not delay

Remember: Even during the pandemic, do not delay

Getting medical help quickly can save your life – time is truly of the essence.
Hospitals will do their utmost to treat you in a safe environment.