Heart attack cases have tripled compared to the period before the pandemic, the head of the Department of Cardiology at the Shtip Clinical Hospital Sashko Nikolov told the media.
“If there were 20 patients per year, now there are 15 per month. Infarcts of the lower extremities, disease of the blood vessels of the legs are four times more, thrombosis of the deep veins of the superficial veins, have massively increased. Thrombosis of intestinal arteries, a huge increase, the occurrence of brain infarctions in young people increased by five times. As the pandemic progressed, doctors realized that the COVID-19 virus enters through the respiratory tract, but the target of its attack is the muscular parts of the blood vessels,” said Dr. Nikolov.