Covid-19 patients resting heart rate affected for more than 2 months after infection

Coronavirus, Health, Science, Treatment

Individuals with COVID-19 took longer to return to their resting heart rate (RHR), sleep and activity baselines compared with symptomatic individuals who were COVID-19 negative. This difference was most marked for RHR, with COVID-19–positive individuals initially experiencing a transient bradycardia followed by a prolonged relative tachycardia that did not return to baseline, on average, until 79 days after symptom onset.  A small subset of COVID-19–positive participants maintained an RHR more than 5 beats per minute greater than their baseline RHR that did not return to their normal for more than 133 days.

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** This post was originally published on August 3, 2021 **