Q. Does having pulmonary stenosis put me at a greater risk for COVID-19?

Answered by
Dr. Parth R Goswami
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 26, 2020 and last reviewed on: Apr 02, 2020
Hello, I am 21 years old with a prominent pulmonary stenosis. My work is staying open during the COVID-19 pandemic and are wanting to know what employees will work. I feel like if I say I don’t want to work they may hold it against me in the future. It is Family Video so people are constantly coming in and out and touching things. My county just had their second confirmed case and the patient was around many people during the time before she was diagnosed, therefore going to spread quickly. Does having a pulmonary stenosis put me at a greater risk or is it safe for me to wait out the situation and work in the meantime? Thanks!

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Hematology Pathology

Hi, Welcome to the Icliniq Following is my opinion for your asked question Pulmonary stenosis puts you at higher risk for complicated Covid infection. So if you get covid infection than course might be aggressive in you. Your country as mentioned not reach at stage where complete lockdown needed. However it's good if you can avoid contact with other individual and if you can stay at home with your family. Surface contact, hand shaking, kissing all can also favour spread of covid. So avoid close contact and use frequent hand sanitizer. Hope I have answered your question Let me know if I can assist you further Regards

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