Chief freelance cardiologist of the Health Department of the Lipetsk region A.I. Gindler: "The new strain of coronavirus infection "Omicron" is no less dangerous than the previous one"
In the situation of a pandemic caused by a coronavirus infection, as well as its changing strains, including Omicron, patients with cardiovascular diseases are a special risk group.
The spread of COVID-19 poses a danger in terms of decompensation of existing chronic diseases, including the cardiovascular system.
Elderly patients with arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus are more often infected with SARS-CoV-2. Cardiovascular diseases significantly increase the risk of complications and an unfavorable outcome when infected with a coronavirus infection.
In this regard, vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for patients with CVD!
What are the indications for vaccination?
Vaccination should be given to all people who do not have contraindications. This will reduce the risk of infection.
What are the contraindications to vaccination?
* hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine;
* a history of severe allergic reactions;
* acute infectious and non-communicable diseases;
* exacerbation of chronic diseases. Vaccination is carried out no earlier than 2-4 weeks after recovery or remission;
Thus, the presence of cardiovascular diseases is not a contraindication, but an indication for vaccination against COVID-19!