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.

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 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...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 14, 2020
Ehtisham Mahmud, M.D., FSCAI, president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and...
This is one of the images from the NIH photo gallery of COVID-19 images it has captured as part of its research on the virus. The full gallery can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/nihgov/albums/72157713108522106/with/49807561242/. #COVID19 #SARScov2

This is one of the images from the NIH photo gallery of COVID-19 images it has captured as part of its research on the virus. The full gallery can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/nihgov/albums/72157713108522106/with/49807561242/

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 04, 2020 | By Dave Fornell and Melinda Taschetta-Millane
In an effort to keep the imaging field updated on the latest information being released on coronavirus (COVID-19), the...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 10, 2020
Cardiologist William O’Neill, M.D., medical director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Hospital...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 10, 2020
Detroit, Michigan, has been one the hardest hit regions with a large number of COVID-19 cases. William O’Neill, M.D.,...
First Large-scale U.S. Study on Hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 Prophylaxis Begins in Detroit. #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 10, 2020
April 10, 2020 — Enrollment began April 9 at Henry Ford Hospital for the first large-scale study in the United States...
ACE and ARBs provide benefit to cardiac patients and harm to COVID-19 patients remains unproven, NEJM
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 08, 2020
April 8, 2020 — There has been debate in the past month or so during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic whether...
Cardiologists who have experience with COVID-19 patients in New York City say a low threshold should be used to assess patients for cardiogenic shock in the setting of acute systolic heart failure related to COVID-19. If inotropic support fails in these patients, researchers suggest use of an IABP (intra-aortic balloon pump) as the first line mechanical circulatory support device, because it requires the least maintenance from medical support staff. #coronavirus #COVID19 #SARScov2

Cardiologists who have experience with COVID-19 patients in New York City say a low threshold should be used to assess patients for cardiogenic shock in the setting of acute systolic heart failure related to COVID-19. If inotropic support fails in these patients, researchers suggest use of an IABP (intra-aortic balloon pump) as the first line mechanical circulatory support device, because it requires the least maintenance from medical support staff.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 08, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 8, 2020 — Research to help increase awareness of the cardiovascular manifestations of COVID-19 disease and the...
Caution Recommended in use of COVID-19 Therapy Using Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in Cardiovascular Disease Patients
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 08, 2020
April 8, 2020 – The scientific community is learning more about the impact and interaction of cardiovascular diseases...
Doctor in mask, COVID-19. Photo by Getty Images

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 07, 2020
April 7, 2020 — Baylis Medical, a Canadian-based medical device company specializing in cardiology and spine, announced...