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London, W1G 7HE
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Covid-19 and Coronavirus can affect the Heart

Learn about the cardiovascular
impact of Covid-19

Dr Nijjer, Consultant Cardiologist, has been treating patients on the NHS Frontlines. He has become experienced in managing patients with Covid-19 and has managed many patients who have developed Cardiac complications of this frightening virus. Research is showing increased clotting, inflammation of the heart and increased arrhythmia.

Dr Nijjer has spoken extensively on Covid-19 and it’s impact on the Heart and Cardiac Care for the Royal Society of Medicine, Imperial College and other international meetings, including the Bangladesh Cardiovascular Society and Armenian Cardiac Society.

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer Consultant Cardiologist
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Covid-19 Affects the Heart

Cardiac Testing After Covid-19


An electrocardiogram can detect arrhythmia or evidence of prior heart attack. Patients having palpitations may need monitoring over 24-72 hours. Some may need 14-day monitors.


An ultrasound of the heart will show us if there is any weakness or damage. Heart valves may be leaking and need monitoring over time

Cardiac Blood Tests

Covid-19 often have an elevation in Troponin levels - a highly sensitive cardiac enzyme. These are a marker of heart damage. Patients with high levels can have a worse prognosis.

Advanced Cardiac Imaging

MRI and CT can be used to detect even subtle areas of damage. CT can be used to assess the heart arteries while MRI looks at the heart muscle in detail.

Heart Attacks During Covid-19 Pandemic

Research data shows that many people chose to stay at home, rather than attend Hospitals during the Covid-19 Pandemic. There has been a significant reduction in patients attending with heart attacks. Those that have come, often do so after significant delays which means they are at higher risk of cardiac complications.

If you felt unwell during the Lockdown and are worried you may have had a cardiac event, please contact us. We can check very quickly and, if needed, can get you started on the right treatment.

Dr Nijjer has written a Blog post on Heart Attacks and Covid-19 which can be read below.

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Real life Patient Stories in the Covid-19 Pandemic

I developed heart failure after Covid-19. We are unsure if I had a heart weakness before Covid-19 but I never had any health concerns. After the virus, I've had weakness of the heart which needs scans to monitor.
Claire had life threatening complications of Covid-19
A Real Patient Story
I developed Covid-19 after a business trip overseas right at the beginning of the pandemic. Initially I was fine but then developed a sharp stabbing pain in my chest. Dr Nijjer found I had pericarditis with some fluid around my Heart
Jerry suffered Covid-19
A Real Patient Story
I was taken unwell into West Middlesex Hospital with Coronavirus. I had a heart attack while I was there. Dr Nijjer treated me on the ward and performed a stenting procedure. He did it through my wrist and I have been Ok since but need medicines.
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A Real Patient Story

Social Distancing in the Covid-19 Era

Social Distancing is not easy but here are some tips that may help

Wearing Masks in the Covid-19 Era

The 'New Normal' is to wear Masks. Healthcare Workers know all about this, but it can be tricky if you are not used it

Worried About Your Heart?
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0203 9838 001

We understand how frightening it can be when you are worried about your heart. Our team will act quickly to get you an appointment and any tests required. Often we can do tests on the same day. Call now and see how we can help you.

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Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer Consultant Cardiologist

One Heart Clinic
68 Harley Street
London, W1G 7HE

0203 9838 001

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