VIDEO: TAMEST Examines COVID-19 Survival and Recovery

Doctors are seeing a growing number of patients with long-term symptoms of COVID-19 that may last months after infection, including severe fatigue, elevated heart rates, lung damage, brain fog and more.

TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas) held a conversation on COVID-19: Survival and Recovery, on Wednesday, September 9 to explore what the path to recovery looks like and what long-term health impacts may result from the novel coronavirus.

Dr. Claire Aldridge of UT Southwestern Medical Center, a survivor of COVID-19, joined Houston Methodist President and Chief Executive Officer Marc L. Boom, M.D. and two physicians leading COVID-19 recovery clinics, Medical Director of Integrative Health and Wellbeing and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, Alka Gupta, M.D., and the Chairwoman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UT Health San Antonio, Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D., for the conversation.

The session examined what the science says about the duration of infection, the spectrum of symptoms and the possibility of reinfection.

View slides and video of the session here.

 

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