Shortness of breath and palpitations possible symptoms after COVID-19

Dr. Michael Malone, a cardiologist at Bayfront Health, said he has seen a lot more people with shortness of breath over the past few years, and they’ve recovered from COVID-19

“The most common thing we’ve been seeing is people coming in with complaints of shortness of breath or exertional dismay and then palpitations, feeling their heart rate’s kind of out of control, where previously they were athletic, you know, doing lots of exercise, didn’t have any problems,” he said. “Now they say, ‘I’ve gone from walking, you know, several miles a day to I can’t walk across the kitchen without getting short of breath and feeling my heart race,’” Dr. Malone said.