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.

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November 23, 2021 — The antiplatelet drug class of P2Y12 inhibitors that block the activity of platelets and prevents ...

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November 19, 2021 — A high dose of a purified omega-3 fatty acid, available by prescription only, was well tolerated ...

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November 17, 2021 — People in the U.S. who live in socially vulnerable neighborhoods, which includes communities with ...

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November 9, 2021 — The COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus does not infect blood vessels, despite the high risk of blood clots ...

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November 5, 2021 — In the worldwide effort to battle COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), researchers have often turned to medications ...

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Katherine Fornell, age 5, from suburban Chicago, receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during the first week it became available in the U.S. The FDA authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Oct. 29 for the prevention of COVID-19 in children 5 to 11 years of age. This was based on a safety review of more than 3,000 patients receiving the vaccine ages 5-11.
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November 5, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID ...

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American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) President Randy Thompson, M.D., getting his COVID-19 vaccine when the vaccines first became available last December. Nearly a year later, some healthcare workers are still holding out and refuse to get the vaccine, which prompted CMS (Medicare) to now require COVID vaccinations for all healthcare workers at facilities that accept Medicare and Medicaid patients.
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November 4, 2021 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued an emergency regulation now ...

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November 1, 2021 — Health AI company Vagus.co, based in Cambridge, U.K., has launched a 30-second breathing test for ...

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October 15, 2021 — The correlation between poor oral health and COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) severity, as well as the ...

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September 28, 2021 — A research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has identified a ...

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September 20, 2021 — The American Heart Association (AHA) announced Sept. 16 it decided to convert from a planned in ...

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COVID in cardiology was again a key driver of content pageviews on DAIC in August 2021. Also, a key new technology that cardiologists had a lot of interest in was the release of 3D/4D intra-cardiac echocardiography (ICE) to better guide EP and structural heart procedures without the need for transesophageal echo and its associated need for deep anesthesia. 
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September 3, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) ...

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August 18, 2021 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended Friday a third dose of the ...

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