Cardiology | COVID-19 and Arrhythmias: Something to Worry About?

Focus on EP 2022

"In the wake of the Omicron surge and recent holiday celebrations, a significant majority of the phone calls were from frantic patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 and were unsure what to do. Most patients only had mild viral symptoms, but some reported palpitations and chest discomfort," writes Edward Chu, MD. "While I was keen on catching potential cases of acute coronary syndrome and heart failure, I was less certain about arrhythmias. Was COVID-19 infection a trigger for heart rhythm conditions and, if so, was the association any different than for other viral respiratory illnesses?" Read the full story in Cardiology.