There have been several safety reports to the FDA that COVID-19 patients receiving hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, either aloneaths and Injuries From Use of Antimalarial Drugs in COVID-19 Patients. he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Drug Safety Communication today reminding doctors there are serious side effects when using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in the off-lable use to treat COVID-19 patients. This includes potentially life-threatening heart rhythms. #COVID19 #SARScov2

There have been several safety reports to the FDA that COVID-19 patients receiving hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, either alone or combined with azithromycin or other QT prolonging medicines, have caused serious These adverse events, including death. Events reported included QT interval prolongation, ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 24, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 23, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Drug Safety Communication today reminding doctors...
AliveCor and Omron are partnering to integrate Alivecor's mobile device ECG technology with Omron's wireless blood pressure monitoring technology on Remote Cardiovascular Monitoring into one platform for remote patient monitoring.

AliveCor and Omron are partnering to integrate Alivecor's mobile device ECG technology with Omron's wireless blood pressure monitoring technology on Remote Cardiovascular Monitoring into one platform for remote patient monitoring.

News | Remote Monitoring | April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020 — AliveCor and Omron Healthcare announced a global, strategic alliance that combines AliveCor's mobile...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its injunction prohibiting the manufacturing and shipping of external defibrillator AEDs in the United States. 
News | Defibrillator Monitors | April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its injunction prohibiting the manufacturing...
LivaNova Modifies its ECMO Indications Beyond Six Hours to Address COVID-19. The FDA expanded the use indications for ECMO systems April 6 so tthey can be used beyond six hours and for use in COVID-19 patients in need of circulatory and pulmonary support.

The FDA expanded the use indications for ECMO systems April 6 so the systems can be used beyond six hours and for use in COVID-19 patients in need of circulatory and pulmonary support. Image shows an ECMO team at work at Tufts Medical Center in Boston in December 2019. Photo by Dave Fornell

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020 – LivaNova PLC said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now permitting the company to expand...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 22, 2020
Ehtisham Mahmud, M.D., FSCAI, president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and...
SCAI, ACC and ACEP release consensus document on how to manage acute myocardial infarctions during the SARS-C0V-2 outbreak, #COVIF19 #coronavirus
Feature | Cath Lab | April 22, 2020
April 22, 2020 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), along with the American College...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 22, 2020
Justin Fried, M.D., Attending cardiologist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York City, and assistant...
Key TAVR Takeaways From ACC 2020
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Some U.S. centers need improvement in their outcomes was the biggest takeaway from the five transcatheter aortic valve...
CMS Offers Recommendations on Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases. This is part of the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 20, 2020 — As the United States continues to face the unprecedented public health emergency from the COVID-19...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 18, 2020
Stephen Bloom, M.D., FASNC, director of nonivasive cardiology (cardiac CT, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography) at...
Cardiac Imaging Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Cardiology imaging societies issue guidelines on how to handle patient imaging under virus precautions. #COVID19 #SARScov2
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 18, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Cases of acute cardiovascular disease and cardiac complications caused by COVID-19 require cardiovascular imaging...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 17, 2020
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell has conducted numerous video interviews remotely from his home office in March and April 2020...
ASE issued guidelines for the protection of echocardiography providers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Image shows a Philips Ultrasound system being used during a demonstration at the ASE 2019 meeting. #SARScov2
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 14, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The provision of echocardiographic services remains crucial during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2)...
The ACC and SCAI created a guidance document to help triage structural heart patients to determine which need procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic and which can be postponed until later in the year. #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2
Feature | April 14, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 14, 2020 — There is a major challenge in balancing the risk of a delaying a needed valvular and structural heart...
The ACC began a campaign to encourage patients with heart attack and stroke symptoms to go to the hospital, because there has been a large drop in theses cases since the start of COVID-19. #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2

This is an infographic that is part of a new ACC campaign targeting patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic, encourage anyone with heart attack and stroke symptoms to go to the hospital. There has been a major drop in these cases from normal levels since the start of COVID-19. 

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020 — Since the start of COVID-19 containment efforts across the U.S. in March 2020, there has been a...