Dartmouth-Hitchcock starts program for post-COVID ‘long-haulers’
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has started a post-COVID-19 program for people feeling shortness of breath, fatigue and body aches, rapid heartbeat, memory issues and other symptoms more than three months after they became infected.
The center said in a news release Tuesday the program for so-called long-haulers is the first in northern New England.
“Establishing our program at DHMC will provide access to a comprehensive medical team specializing in the various health problems we’re seeing in long-haul patients,” Dr. Jeffrey Parsonnet, an infectious disease specialist and program leader with a 10-member team, said in a statement.
Patients with post-acute COVID syndrome account for about 10% to 30% of those who get the virus.
Our Adam Sullivan got a preview of the program. Watch the video to see the story.
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