The COVID World post date: August 22nd, 2021
SASSUOLO, ITALY – Professional footballer Pedo Obiang has been diagnosed with myocarditis after his COVID-19 vaccination. Obiang, 29-years-old, received his COVID-19 shot in July and was hospitalized shortly after with heart problems. He was discharged after 10 days but was told that he won’t be able to play football for a minimum of 6 months. A doctor, who prefers to remain anonymous, confirmed that the footballer was diagnosed with myocarditis.
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle (myocardium). The inflammation can reduce your heart’s ability to pump and cause rapid or abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Severe myocarditis weakens your heart so that the rest of your body doesn’t get enough blood. Clots can form in your heart, leading to a stroke or heart attack.
It is a particularly serious problem for athletes since it damages and destroys the cells of one of the most important organs for competitive activity. Pedro Obiang who currently plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Sassuolo and the Equatorial Guinea national team is now uncertain whether he will be able to ever play football again.
It was reported yesterday that Italian volleyball player Francesca Marcon suffered pericarditis (heart inflammation) as a result of her second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination.
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