ANKARA

The coronavirus is more difficult for heart patients than others, a cardiologist told Anadolu Agency at the end of Heart Week in Turkey. 

Bilal Boztosun, who heads the cardiology department at Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul, said it is difficult for a lot of patients but for those who have heart conditions and diagnosed with COVID-19 it becomes more challenging.

“Especially if you are above 70 years old if you have other chronic disease beside cardiovascular disease, such as kidney or lung disease, cardiac insufficiency, valvular heart disease, and if you had by-pass surgery in last three months,

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