There are quite a lot of patients in Turkey suffering from heart diseases, and a contagious disease such as COVID-19 could make heart diseases even more deadly, according to an expert.

Dr. Mehmet Emirhan Isik from Health Sciences University in Istanbul, also an expert on infections and clinical microbiology, said COVID-19 affects people with hypertension, lung and heart diseases worse. It also results in many cardiovascular complications.

“WHO announced the Global Action Plan to prevent and control non-congenial diseases, which aimed to fight with smoking, unhealthy eating, and alcohol consumption. It is known that people with heart diseases are

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