Maria Assunta underwent her first AstraZeneca vaccination on Wednesday 10 March. In the hours immediately following the administration, she began to experience the first complaints attributable to side effects: high fever up to 39.5, nausea, dizziness and muscle aches, as well as a very strong migraine. Unfortunately, however, the symptoms worsened over the hours. Maria Assunta began to experience more serious effects, such as a sudden stutter, a phenomenon that never occurred in her life.
At that point, the journalist, who serves as a teacher in Bergamo, Italy, immediately went to the emergency room of the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, where the medical staff gave her first aid. Her blood pressure had risen dangerously, reaching 160 roughly. “When we managed to contact her – writes the local newspaper Casertace.net – she confirmed that unfortunately the dose and AstraZeneca vaccine administered to her belonged exactly to that series, to that lot, the ABV2856. The same one seized in recent days, after the death of the two Sicilian people who had received it a few minutes earlier ”.
Following the episode, Maria Assunta filed a complaint. The doctors diagnosed her with an ischemic episode and the woman is currently hospitalized at the Lombard hospital. The causal link with the intake of the first dose of vaccine obviously has to be demonstrated. Her story is added to that of others who have received a dose belonging to the lot which was then seized throughout Italy. The woman will now undergo an angioresonance to understand if more serious and alarming damage has occurred.
Wikipedia: Ischemia or ischaemia is a restriction in blood supply to tissues, causing a shortage of oxygen that is needed for cellular metabolism (to keep tissue alive). Ischemia is generally caused by problems with blood vessels, with resultant damage to or dysfunction of tissue. It also means local anemia in a given part of a body sometimes resulting from constriction (such as vasoconstriction, thrombosis or embolism). Ischemia comprises not only insufficiency of oxygen, but also reduced availability of nutrients and inadequate removal of metabolic wastes. Ischemia can be partial (poor perfusion) or total.