Yale Medicine opens clinic to assist with long-term coronavirus recovery

Doctors at Yale Medicine say the effects of COVID-19 can linger for weeks or even months after a patient has left the hospital, so they've opened a clinic to assist with long-term recovery.

News 12 Staff

Jul 8, 2020, 9:09 PM

Updated 1,435 days ago

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Doctors at Yale Medicine say the effects of COVID-19 can linger for weeks or even months after a patient has left the hospital, so they've opened a clinic to assist with long-term recovery.
Yale pulmonologist Dr. Denyse Lutchmansingh says some of her patients are reporting lingering symptoms weeks and months after they're discharged from the hospital.
The Winchester Chest Center Recovery Clinic was designed specifically to help those treated for the coronavirus monitor and treat those ongoing complications.
Lutchmansingh says even for those with a mild case, it can take a long time for a patient's lungs to get back to full health. She says after more severe cases, some patients have experienced fatigue, gastrointestinal problems and memory loss.
She says the mental stress of intensive care can leave lingering issues of its own.


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