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Cardiovascular disease - Are we at risk for the coronavirus?
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I'm new to this site, but I'm excited to be on here! I thought I'd start this discussion since there doesn't seem to be one yet. My husband has coronary artery disease and had his angioplasty a few years ago. We're both working from home because of the stay-at-home order anyway, but I'm wondering if having stents poses more of a risk for him? Does anyone know anything? Thanks in advance
@cassydee Hello cassydee, welcome to Carenity! Thank you for starting this discussion, I think many members with cardiovascular conditions may be wondering the same thing! Let me tag some members, they may be able to give you some advice:
Hello members, I hope you don't mind me tagging you! Have you heard anything about the risks for people who have angioplasties or who have heart conditions? How are you feeling during this period of social distancing? Feel free to share with us all here!
@Gal2garden @JARV48 @PollyannaPam @BeachLife18 @Dcducks2003 @mcgrubsfc @Sherry1118 @naturalremedygurl @jafari @cschauper @Chrisd @atakedecorazon
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@cassydee hi.. I've had a stent due to a Ruptured lining of my artery caused from severe stress back in 2010. I've not had any problems since and according to my cardiologist he says the section of the artery where I have the stent is stronger than the artery I was born with. I don't think having stents makes your husband more susceptible to Covid-19, the heart disease in it's self most likely does.
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Hi, I don't have a cardiovascular disease, but I have a family member who does and I've been worried about her. She's got a type of angina that's triggered by stress, so we've been trying to keep her and her environment as stress free as it possibly can be right now. I don't think she's particularly at a higher risk since she hasn't had heart surgery or anything and I don't think her medications affect her immune system. I hope you all are doing well though and staying safe!
@Gal2garden I agree, everything I've read indicates that the underlying conditions we have (heart disease, high blood pressure, prior strokes, diabetes, etc) are what put us more at risk. Especially because when you're sick you may not be up to or able to take care of yourself the way you should so your body gets overwhelmed trying to fight things off. And if you already have a condition that makes it hard for you to breathe, it won't help with a virus that is particularly hard on the respiratory system.
But anyway, I hope you're all doing well! I've been trying to keep myself busy and keep my mind off of things. What has everyone been up to? I've been trying to stay active within the allowed limits and social distances and I've been catching up on all my shows with my spouse. Anyone have any particularly creative or "fun" things they've been doing?
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