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.

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

Photo by Getty Images

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 07, 2020
April 7, 2020 — Baylis Medical, a Canadian-based medical device company specializing in cardiology and spine, announced...
An ECMO cannula being inserted into a cardiovascular patient in need of mechanical oxygenation and hemodynamic support in December 2019. The FDA just made a temporary approval to use ECMO support in COVID-19 patients during the pandemic emergency. #COVID19 #SARScov2 #coronavirus

An ECMO cannula being inserted into a cardiovascular patient in need of mechanical oxygenation and hemodynamic support at Tufts Medical Center in December 2019. The FDA just made a temporary approval to use ECMO support in COVID-19 patients during the pandemic emergency. Photo by Dave Fornell.

 

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 07, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 7, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance to provide a policy to help expand the...
COVID-19 by far was the largest driver of DAIC website traffic in March 2020. Clinicians quickly wanted to access information of the disease and its relation to cardiology as the virus rapidly spread across the United States and Europe within just the four weeks of March. #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2

COVID-19 by far was the largest driver of DAIC website traffic in March 2020. Clinicians quickly wanted to access information on the disease and its relation to cardiology as it rapidly spread across the United States and Europe just within the four weeks of March. DAIC has created a channel page for COVID-19 content.

Feature | April 06, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 6, 2020 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 04, 2020
Hicham Skali, M.D., a staff cardiologist and member of the Non-invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program at Brigham and...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., M.Ph demonstrates how the general public can make their own face masks for non-clinical use.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., M.Ph. demonstrates how the general public can make their own face masks for non-clinical use.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 04, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
April 4, 2020 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its recommendations, stating that everyone...
CDC image of the novel coronavirus (COVID-10) SCAI and CAIC have created a registry to investigate the cardiovascular impact of the virus. #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2

A CDC image of the novel coronavirus (COVID-10) SCAI and CAIC have created a registry to investigate the cardiovascular impact of the virus. 

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 03, 2020
April 3, 2020 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and the Canadian Association of...
Recommended best practices for nuclear imaging departments under the COVIF-19 pandemic have been issues by the ASNC and SNMMI. #COVID19 #ASNC #SNMMI #Coronavirus #SARScov2
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 3, 2020 — A new guidance document on best practices to maintain safety and minimize contamination in nuclear...
The chat box in a the minutes prior to the beginning of the opening session of the ACC 2020 virtual meeting. Hundreds of clinicians said hello from their locations around the globe, keeping with the ACC  messaging on the screen. #ACC20 #ACC #ACC2020

The chat box in the minutes prior to the beginning of the ACC 2020 virtual meeting's opening session. Hundreds of clinicians said hello from their locations around the globe, keeping with the ACC messaging on the screen.

Blog | ACC | April 01, 2020
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoVo-2) has turned normal life across the world upside down, and that was no...
While the HRS annual meeting is cancelled, the society has created a resource page to help its members in the fight against COVID-19 at https://www.hrsonline.org/COVID19-Challenges-Solutions. #HRS #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2

While the HRS annual meeting is cancelled, the society has created a resource page to help its members in the fight against COVID-19 at https://www.hrsonline.org/COVID19-Challenges-Solutions

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 01, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 1, 2020 — Due to the continued global escalation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2), the Heart...
William O’Neill, M.D., Henry Ford Hospital, speaking at the announcement of the creation of the Cardiogenic Shock Initiative in 2016. O'Neill asked the same partner hospitals in the Detroit area to pool resources to create a COVID-19 study group to help speed the gathering of data in COVID-19 drug trials.

William O’Neill, M.D., Henry Ford Hospital, speaking at the announcement of the creation of the Cardiogenic Shock Initiative in 2016. O'Neill asked the same partner hospitals in the Detroit area to pool resources to create a COVID-19 study group to help speed the gathering of data in COVID-19 drug trials.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 31, 2020
March 31, 2020 — Four metropolitan Detroit hospital systems and a leading research university announced a collaboration...
The Edwards Lifesciences Cardioband for tricuspid valve regurgitation. #COVID19 #coronavirus

The Edwards Lifesciences Cardioband for tricuspid valve regurgitation is one of the device trials being paused for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak.

News | Heart Valve Technology | March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced it is temporarily pausing new enrollments in its active pivotal...