You are right in our Department, if you have had COVID-19 in the past with or without symptoms.
In order to avoid dangerous complications such as inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis), cardiac arrhythmias (arrhythmia, tachycardia), scarring of the lungs (fibrosis), vascular occlusions (embolisms, thromboses), or inflammation of the blood vessels, athletes should take a sufficient break from sports after a positive Covid-19 test and have their health status and physical capacity examined before returning to training. Heart palpitations or shortness of breath under exertion are just a few symptoms we have seen in athletes after a COVID-19 infection. Intensive physical activity without medical clarification can have serious consequences, including cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death.
- Individuals who have experienced COVID-19 disease
- Persons after a COVID-19 disease with asymptomatic course (positive test, antibodies in blood)
Aims of the examination
- Detection of abnormalities of the cardiovascular system
- Determination of abnormalities of the pulmonary function
- Exclusion of damage to the heart muscle (myocarditis)
- Advice on sports and resilience after COVID-19 disease
- Recommendation on when and how to start again after a break from sport
- Important information regarding possible risks that you must be aware of when doing sports