Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page contains medical information for clinicians on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19, also called 2019-nCoV, and now clinically SARS‐CoV‐2). This section includes articles that pertain to clinicians and cardiologists on the virus, new technologies being deployed to fight the virus and clinical information from various sources. Here are direct links for medical professionals to COVID-19 resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Daily world-wide statistics on the coronavirus outbreak are available from the WHO Situations Reports. Here is the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) for healthcare providers regarding Medicare payment for laboratory tests and other services related to the COVID-19.

This is Figure 2 from the article in Radiology: Acute encephalopathy. A 60 year-old-man without history of seizures presenting with convulsion. (A-B) Multifocal areas of FLAIR hyperintensity in the right cerebellum (arrows in A), left anterior cingular cortex and superior frontal gyrus (arrows in B). (C-D) Restricted diffusion in the left anterior cingulate cortex, superior frontal and middle temporal gyrus (arrows in D) and right cerebellum (arrows in E), consistent with cerebellar diaschisis. #COVID19

This is Figure 2 from the article in Radiology: Acute encephalopathy. A 60 year-old-man without history of seizures presenting with convulsion. (A-B) Multifocal areas of FLAIR hyperintensity in the right cerebellum (arrows in A), left anterior cingular cortex and superior frontal gyrus (arrows in B). (C-D) Restricted diffusion in the left anterior cingulate cortex, superior frontal and middle temporal gyrus (arrows in D) and right cerebellum (arrows in E), consistent with cerebellar diaschisis. F) No hemosiderin deposits in gradient echo sequences.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 02, 2020
June 2, 2020 — Four recent radiology studies, from New York, Italy, Iran and China, show how COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)...
he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Abiomed Impella RP catheter-based heart pump to include patients suffering from COVID-19 related right heart failure or decompensation, including pulmonary embolism (PE).  #COVID19 #SARScov2
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 01, 2020
June 1, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the...
Nuclear Cardiology Optimistic About Return to Pre-COVID-19 Exam Levels. An American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) member survey are confident nuclear cardiology volumes will return to pre-pandemic levels. #COVID19 #SARScov2
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 01, 2020
June 1, 2020 — While acknowledging the challenges their specialty is facing, more than two-thirds of respondents to an...
New Data Confirms Majority of Americans Avoiding Treatment for Heart Attack and Stroke Due to COVID-19. Physio-Control LifePak defibrillator monitor.
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020 — As states begin to re-open as the number of COVID-19 patients declines, 40 percent of Americans still...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 29, 2020
Jay Mohan, D.O., RPVI, interventional cardiology fellow at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, created this...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 28, 2020
Interview with Andrew D. Krahn, M.D.,FHRS, head of the division of cardiology at St. Paul’s Hospital, and professor of...
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute Uses Abbott's ID Now COVID-19 Rapid Test to Screen EP Patients. The center compared conventional PCR testing to the rapid test and found it was very accurate. #COVID19 #SARScov2
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020 — As hospitals begin reopening to elective exams and procedures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they need to...
TCT cancels in-person meeting and goes virtual due to COVID-19
News | Cath Lab | May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 — To ensure the health and safety of all attendees due to the ongoing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, the...
News | Cardiac Imaging | May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announced today that its 106th Scientific Assembly and...
WHO Database Shows Serious Health Impact of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin Being Used to Treat COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARScov2 #Hydroxychloroquine
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 — Two of the front-line drugs being used to treat COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) patients are hydroxychloroquine...
The Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system assessing a patient in the emergency room combined with telehealth to enable real-time collaboration with other physicians.

The Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system assessing a patient in the emergency room combined with telehealth to enable real-time collaboration with other physicians.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020  — Philips Healthcare recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
An example of DiA'a automated ejection fraction AI software on the GE vScan POCUS system at RSNA 2019.

An example of DiA'a automated ejection fraction AI software on the GE vScan POCUS system at RSNA 2019.

News | Artificial Intelligence | May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020 — DiA Imaging Analysis, a provider of AI based ultrasound analysis solutions, said it received a...
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has issued a statement on how centers may consider to reopen cardiac ultrasound services as hospitals begin resuming elective procedures and tests amid the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. #COVID19 #SARScov2 #ASE
Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | May 22, 2020
May 21, 2020 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has issued a statement on how centers may consider to...
Rash on the skin of a child who has COVID-19 related multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). Image copyright Damien Bonnet, M.D., Ph.D., courtesy of the American Heart Association. Coronavirus is linked with this Kawasaki-like inflammatory disease in children.

Rash on the skin of a child who has COVID-19 related multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). The image is from  Damien Bonnet, M.D., Ph.D., Necker Hospital-Université, Paris, who was involved in a Circulation study published on MIS-C May 14. Image copyright Damien Bonnet, courtesy of the American Heart Association.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
A new, serious COVID-19 cardiovascular presentation emerged in late April and early May 2020 in the form of pediatric...
Mayo Clinic is using artificial intelligence EchoGo Core software from Ultromics to automatically analyize echocardiography images to assess the cardiac impact of COVID-19. The AI software is from Ultromics.

Mayo Clinic is using artificial intelligence EchoGo Core software from Ultromics to automatically analyize echocardiography images to assess the cardiac impact of COVID-19.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020 — A joint U.K.-U.S. research team is applying a pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) system to...