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.

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) President Randy Thompson, M.D., getting his COVID-19 vaccine when the vaccines first became available last December. Nearly a year later, some healthcare workers are still holding out and refuse to get the vaccine, which prompted CMS (Medicare) to now require COVID vaccinations for all healthcare workers at facilities that accept Medicare and Medicaid patients.
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November 4, 2021 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued an emergency regulation now ...

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November 1, 2021 — Health AI company Vagus.co, based in Cambridge, U.K., has launched a 30-second breathing test for ...

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October 15, 2021 — The correlation between poor oral health and COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) severity, as well as the ...

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September 28, 2021 — A research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has identified a ...

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September 20, 2021 — The American Heart Association (AHA) announced Sept. 16 it decided to convert from a planned in ...

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COVID in cardiology was again a key driver of content pageviews on DAIC in August 2021. Also, a key new technology that cardiologists had a lot of interest in was the release of 3D/4D intra-cardiac echocardiography (ICE) to better guide EP and structural heart procedures without the need for transesophageal echo and its associated need for deep anesthesia. 
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September 3, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) ...

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August 18, 2021 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended Friday a third dose of the ...

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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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