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Post-COVID Recovery Program

Martin patientDeborah’s Post-COVID Recovery Program has been designed to address the chronic or persistent health problems of patients who have had COVID-19.

The program offers treatment options for a group known as “long haulers,” or patients who continue to have health problems even months after recovering from their initial bout of the virus. Patients who were ventilated during their illness are particularly vulnerable for sustained respiratory issues.

The Post-COVID Recovery Program also offers treatment for patients who have brand new symptoms and medical conditions triggered by COVID-19. In particular, some patients who never had pulmonary or cardiac conditions may now be experiencing symptoms.

The CDC has identified a wide range of residual medical problems.

Are You Eligible?

Patients are eligible for assessment in the Post-COVID Recovery Program if they:

COVID-19 Test
Previously tested positive for COVID-19 and were not hospitalized but continue to experience symptoms for 6+ weeks
COVID-19 Virus
Were hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19
Have a pre-existing underlying lung condition and also had COVID-19

Common Long-Term Symptoms

The most commonly reported long-term symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Joint pain
  • Chest pain
Man with headache

Other Long-Term Symptoms

Other reported long-term symptoms include:

  • Difficulty with thinking and concentration (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”)
  • Depression
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Intermittent fever
  • Fast-beating or pounding heart (also known as heart palpitations)

Serious Long-Term Complications

More serious long-term complications appear to be less common but have been reported and affect different organ systems in the body.

  • Cardiovascular:
    inflammation of the heart muscle
  • Respiratory:
    lung function abnormalities
  • Renal:
    acute kidney injury
  • Dermatologic:
    rash, hair loss
  • Neurological:
    smell and taste problems, sleep issues, difficulty with concentration, memory problems
  • Psychiatric:
    depression, anxiety, changes in mood
Female patient and physician

Deborah’s Expert Pulmonary Team

Managed by Deborah’s expert pulmonary team, the Post-COVID Recovery Program draws in a variety of specialty services as needed to treat an individual’s condition, including:

The Post-COVID Recovery Program at Deborah

For those experiencing COVID’s “long haul” health problems, answers and treatments can seem hard to come by. That’s why Deborah established a Post-COVID recovery program to investigate and address the lingering chronic conditions caused by this disease. Andrew Martin, MD, explains how the program works, and how he’s there to answer questions and provide reassurance to patients face to face in our new video.

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Terms & Conditions

By participating in this quiz, or screening or health assessment, I recognize and accept all risks associated with it. I understand that the program will only screen for certain risk factors and does not constitute a complete physical exam. For the diagnosis of a medical problem, I must see a physician for a complete medical exam. I release Deborah Heart and Lung Center and any other organization(s) involved in this screening, and their employees and agents, from all liabilities, medical claims or expenses which may arise from my participation. Thank you for investing in your health by participating today.