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.

AHA, ACC, HRS, SCAI and other medical societies call for federal government to do what is needed to get medical supplies to front-line clinicians fighting COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARScov2 #Coronavirus
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020 — A group of 13 U.S. medical societies sent an open letter to Congress appealing to them to do what is...
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has created a novel coronavirus resource page with...
Italian Cardiologist Maurizio Galderisi Died From COVID-19, #coronavirus #COVID19
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020 — In Italy today, novel coronavirus (COVID-19) claimed the life of well known cardiologist Maurizio...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 26, 2020
Regina Druz, M.D., FASNC, a member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Board of Directors, chairwomen...
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 25, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
March 25, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it is taking action to increase U.S. supplies of...
Hydroxychloroquine causes prolonged QT intervals and cardiac arrhythmias, so this needs to be considered in patients being treated with this drug for COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARScov2 #coronavirus

Hydroxychloroquine causes prolonged QT intervals and cardiac arrhythmias, so this needs to be considered in patients being treated with this drug for COVID-19.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 24, 2020 | Marianne Pop, Pharm.D, BCPS
It has been more than three months since the word coronavirus was uttered on everyone’s lips and all over the social...
SCAI cancelled due to COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus. #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronavirusupdate #SARScov2
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020 — As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-cov-2) continues to spread, the Society for Cardiovascular...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 17, 2020
Interview with Mike Stone, M.D., an emergency physician at Northwest Acute Care Specialists in Portland, Ore., director...
Medicare, CMS, calls for cancelling or postponing all elective or non-essential medical procedures, test and surgeries due to COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARcov2 #coronavirus #cardiology
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
March 20, 2020 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced March 18, 2020, that all elective...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 20, 2020
An interview with Ehtisham Mahmud, M.D., FSCAI, chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, executive director of...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 18, 2020
This is a quick overview of clinical data on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as of March 17, 2020. It offers a brief...
Medicare will pay for telehealth virtual doctor visits during the duration of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
News | Cardiovascular Business | March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020 — The Trump Administration today announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 17, 2020
Interview with Thomas Maddox, M.D., MSc, FACC, the chairman of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Science and...
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is recommending in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients not discontinuing angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-i) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) used to control hypertension. 
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 16, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
March 16, 2020 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) issued a statement March 13 recommending in novel coronavirus...
The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) electrophysiology (EP) annual meeting cancelled due to coronavirus. #COVID19 #coronavirus #2019nCoV
Feature | EP Lab | March 10, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
March 10, 2020 — Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed another large cardiology meeting, the European Heart Rhythm...