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Hospital Clínica Benidorm completes its portfolio of services related to the coronavirus with the Post COVID Consultation, in which the specialist doctor makes an individualized assessment of each patient and determines which type of tests they need: from a basic general check-up to specialized cardiac, neurological, respiratory, physiotherapeutic and / or rehabilitative studies.
“The vast majority of problems arising from COVID-19 can be addressed with the tests available in the Post COVID Consultation. At HCB, it is the specialist doctor who determines the indicated tests; completing the study according to the situation and needs of each patient, without having to submit them to unnecessary tests. After the initial assessment, the doctor determines if more complementary studies are necessary”, explained the Medical Director of Hospital Clínica Benidorm, Dr. Fernando Sánchez Ruano.
The Post COVID HCB Consultation is not a simple check-up, but is a specialized service for the assessment and treatment of any health problem related to COVID-19 infection. The consultation consists of:
- Two consultations with the specialist: the first for a complete clinical study and petition for the complementary tests. And the second for the results of the tests and treatment plan or further tests if necessary.
- Chest X-ray.
- Detection of COVID antibodies by ELISA / CLIA test.
- Analysis for the evaluation of the main biological parameters.
After completing the Post COVID Specialized Consultation, and based on the findings obtained, the specialist may propose the continuation of the study in patients who need it, especially in the areas that are most frequently affected by COVID-19, such as cardiology , neurological and respiratory physiotherapy. For patients who require it, two advanced study phases have been designed:
Post COVID cardiology and respiratory study phase
- Consultation with a cardiologist
- Cardiac Stress test
Post COVID Respiratory Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Phase
- Consultation with a rehabilitation doctor
The COVID aftermath
The objective of the Post COVID HCB Consultation is to assess the health status of the patient who has had the disease, especially in those cases where symptoms persist; or those who, without symptoms after the infection, want to know exactly which sequelae the infection may have left in their body; and the condition of their immune status.
The most common sequelae of patients who develop COVID-19 disease are related to thromboembolic diseases and respiratory complications. Apart from the presence of symptoms, another aspect that concerns patients is knowing their level of antibodies after having the disease.
For this reason, the HCB Post COVID consultation contemplates the performance of the ELISA / CLIA Test (one of the most reliable) and the possibility of thoroughly studying all aspects of the patient’s cardiorespiratory and neurological health, as well as offering Physiotherapy and Respiratory Rehabilitation specific for sequelae derived from Covid.
In some patients, only basic tests will be necessary to make a full diagnosis, but in others a more in-depth medical study will be necessary, which will help determine which treatment is necessary for complete recovery and minimize sequelae, as well as help to adjust your post-COVID drug treatments.
Hospital Clínica Benidorm has adapted to the medical needs of the population during the COVID-19 Pandemic with Security protocols, providing current and understandable information on the disease and on the different detection tests. To know all the related services and in which HCB centre they are provided, the website https://testcovid.clinicabenidorm.com/ has been enabled.
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