The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) saved the life of a woman in the United King despite the virus killed hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.
Angela Schlegal, who contracted the coronavirus disease 11 days ago, was admitted to hospital and was receiving medical care at London’s Royal Brompton Hospital.
The doctors discovered a fatal medical condition which could kill the 36-year-old woman as she was being treated in the hospital, according to BBC.
The life-threatening heart condition, which Schlegel, was unaware of, came to light as she was being treated for the novel coronavirus in the hospital.
“It just blew my mind as I was told my heart was not functioning the way it should be,” Schlegel was quoted as saying in a report by BBC.
Ms Schlegel said she had been “going back and forward to the doctor with asthma” for two years but had “no idea my heart was in trouble.”
“If the EGPA was left un-diagnosed I could have just dropped dead,” she said, adding that “Coronavirus was putting my body and my heart under a lot of stress and doctors said it had accelerated my EPGA.”
“It saved my life in the long term, but in the short term coronavirus did nearly kill me,” Schlegel added.