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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The in-person 2021 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting planned for Aug. 9-13 appeared to ...

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August 5, 2021 —  A prospective, non-randomized, multicenter, first-in-human clinical study found good diagnostic and ...

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In an effort to contain COVID-19 and the new rapid spread of the delta virus across the U.S., a coalition of 10 cardiovascular societies issued a statement of support for healthcare systems requiring COVID-19 vaccines for its employees. ACC, HRS, ASNC, SCMR, SCCT, ASE, HFSA, STS, SCAI.
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July 30, 2021 — A coalition of 10 U.S.-based cardiovascular societies have issued a statement today in support of all ...

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July 26, 2021 — Heart disease and stroke continue to kill more people in the U.S. than any other cause, despite, and ...

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July 21, 2021 — In a new study from University of California San Diego School of Medicine, researchers have confirmed ...

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New trial results from the international RAPID Trial show that administering a full dose of a standard blood thinner early to moderately ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19 could halt the thrombo-inflammation process and reduce the risk of severe disease and death. How to anticoagulate COVID patients. How to prevent thrombus in COVID patients.
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July 15, 2021 — COVID-19 is marked by heightened inflammation and abnormal clotting in the blood vessels, particularly ...

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July 15, 2021 — Using real-time deformability cytometry, researchers at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in ...

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July 13, 2021 — Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that speckle-tracking strain echocardiograms may ...

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Federico Asch, M.D., FASE, director of cardiovascular core labs, cardiovascular imaging, MedStar Health Research ...

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June 29, 2021 – A new original science category being featured at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2021 ...

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June 28, 2021 - A recent analysis found that children and adolescents with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children ...

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June 28, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced June 25 it has added a warning on the Moderna and ...

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June 25, 2021 – COVID-19 changed everything in healthcare, and a benefit from this pandemic was a surge in innovations ...

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A small number of patients develop myocarditis after receiving the messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. This recently raised concerns after numbers for this adverse reaction jumped in April and May, prompting review this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on the Immunization Practices (ACIP).
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A small number of patients develop inflammation leading to myocarditis after receiving the messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 ...

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Small Number of Patients Have Myocarditis-like Illness After COVID-19 Vaccination. Photo by Dave Fornell
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June 23, 2021 — Findings from a small study detailing the treatment of myocarditis-like symptoms in seven people after ...

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