Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 8

Syncope as a Long Term Effect of Coronavirus (“Long Covid”) in an Afro Caribbean Patient: A Case Report

Felix Nunura1*, Edwin Tulloch-Reid2, Ahmed Soliman2, Safiya Weekes3, Eldhose Basil3, Daina Baugh3 and Ernest Madu1

1Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Institute of the Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica
2Department of Interventional Cardiology, Heart Institute of the Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica
3Department of Medicine, Heart Institute of the Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica

*Corresponding Author: Felix Nunura, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Institute of the Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica.

Received: May 31, 2021; Published: July 28, 2021

Citation: Felix Nunura., et al. “Syncope as a Long Term Effect of Coronavirus (“Long Covid”) in an Afro Caribbean Patient: A Case Report". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.8 (2021): 161-164.

Abstract

While most persons with COVID-19 recover and return to normal health, some patients can have symptoms that can last for weeks or even months after recovery from acute illness. We describe an Afro Caribbean patient with symptoms of ‘long COVID’, and we posit that this condition may be related to a virus- or immune-mediated disruption of the autonomic nervous system resulting in a Vaso Vagal Syncope.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Orthostatic Hypotension

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