Swedish skier Jennie Oeberg gave up the sport completely after contracting the coronavirus at the World Cup last March. At the age of 30, she has a serious illness and suffers from pneumonia. After recovering, she said that she did not want to increase her physical burden. Oberg is an extreme example: her contact with the coronavirus eliminated her desire to continue practicing sports. Others did not make such a radical decision, but were surprised by the extent of the disease’s attack on them.
Basketball player Jacek Jarecki from Polpharma passed the COVID for a few days until it was “completely cut off.” He had difficulty breathing and was called an ambulance. He stayed in the hospital for 11 days, of which 7 days he was hypoxic-for a week, I barely breathed. I was afraid of falling asleep because I thought I would not wake up-he said in an interview with Onet.
In the game of handball player Kamil Syprzak (Kamil Syprzak), he also started the game calmly, but then, as he said to TVP Sport, “The COVID did not forgive me. I did suffer. Hit hard”. He went through this experience in December, but admitted at the end of February that he had not fully rebuilt after his illness. Syprzak pointed out that the efficiency is low.
Szymon Marciniak of Sport.pl football department said that despite the mild illness, he was very tired of a suffocating cough.
“He was able to shut down a person for a few minutes. It was worse than diving underwater. After returning, I performed the necessary examinations, tomography, and echocardiography. I ran very well in the physical examination, but my pulse was obviously swollen. “-An international referee who asked for the normalization of the heart rate said for a long time. The transformation of the disease is the first part of the coronavirus problem. The second is the possible complications and the effort to recover from the pre-infection state. Last year’s report on this matter is worrying.
Heart inflammation-from fear to percentage
The previous year, the Frankfurt University Hospital’s research announced in the middle of last year was very eye-catching and was eagerly cited by the media. They proved 78%. Coronavirus recovery period has cardiac complications, mainly inflammation of the myocardium and heart lining. The studies are targeted because they were conducted on 100 patients between the ages of 45 and 53. But even with this reservation, there are 78%. This is a very high value for heart disease patients after the coronavirus. The data is a bit scary. But they are extreme.
-Previous studies have shown that features indicative of myocardial involvement are present in 10-20% of patients. Disease-Commented on these reports by cardiologist Marek Postuła of Warsaw Medical University and Longevity Center. The longer the pandemic lasts, Corona Is better described, and the research has given new conclusions.
The optimistic message was published in the medical monthly magazine “JAMA Cardiology” in March this year. Among the 789 athletes with coronavirus, only five (0.6%) had symptoms of inflammation of the myocardium or pericardium.
Dr. Jarosław Krzywański, Vice Chairman of the Medical Committee of the Polish Olympic Committee also summarized the results of the Polish study. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Central Sports Medicine Center, and the analysis included 111 athletes who were confirmed to have the coronavirus by RT-PCR testing. They include representatives of various disciplines: from athletes, to fencers, bikers, skaters, handball players, to judo players and wrestlers.
-Facts have proved that the symptom course of the disease is 84%. Dr. Krzywański explained that although sometimes you have to ask them for information about their illness, because some people have headaches that are not particularly worrying, and sometimes they don’t mention it right away. Researchers are also trying to determine if there are any characteristics that prevent athletes from feeling the virus. Two indicators are highlighted.
Women are more often asymptomatic at the border of the disease at the age of 26
-It turned out to be gender and age. Women are usually asymptomatic, and symptomatic athletes are usually older. We also managed to build a mathematical model that showed the limitations of age-related symptoms. In our research, the limit is 26 years. In addition, as many as 98% of athletes in our symptomatic group suffer from mild illness. Krzywański emphasized that only 2% of people are of moderate severity. This puts two people in each group under control. The doctor added that all athletes had an electrocardiogram. -No disturbing changes under any circumstances. Comprehensive blood test and m measurement.in. A marker of heart damage-troponin T. In these studies, 11% of patients had mild changes. Athletes, in one case, someone suspected heart damage but ruled it out. This leads us to conclude that the course of COVID in young athletes is usually mild and does not cause life-threatening and health-threatening physical changes-Krzywański concluded.