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.

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...
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...