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.

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February 25, 2021 — The first COVID-19 patient in the world was supported by the new Abiomed Breethe OXY-1 System, an ...

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February 24, 2021 — A study of admissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and heart failure (HF) in the U.K ...

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Vaccinating patients against the flu can go a long way to helping cardiology patients stay healthy and out of the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, freeing up beds for COVID patients. Left photo, Getty Images, right image of COVID-19 virus from the NIH.
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | By William Schaffner, M.D., and Allen J. Taylor, M.D.

While influenza (flu) is unpredictable, the 2020-2021 influenza season may present an unprecedented dual threat: co ...

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ACC Abandons In-person Meeting and Goes Entirely Virtual for 2021 Due to COVID
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February 22, 2021 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) moved its meeting from March to May 2021 in hopes that ...

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February 19, 2020 — After more than a year since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a global ...

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An emotional reunion with COVID-19 patient Crystal Gutierrez and the clinicians and cardiologist who saved her life at ...

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February 16, 2021 — Crystal Gutierrez, a young mother who earlier in 2020 fell seriously ill from the effects of COVID ...

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February 16, 2021 — QT Medical recently announced the launch of Xpress ECG service, the world’s first 12-lead ECG home ...

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Feature | By Dave Fornell, Editor

February 1, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) ...

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Patients with atrial fibrillation are at far greater risk of a catastrophic COVID outcomes, so steps should be taken to reduce AFib risks in addition to precautions against COVID like making, hand washing and social distancing. Images include an electromap from an AF ablation procedure and a COVID-19 from the CDC. 
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | By John D. Day, M.D., T. Jared Bunch, M.D., and Matthew D. LaPlante

In our most challenging and distressing days, it is nice to think about a post-COVID-19 world. 


But while this ...

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Cardiologists are taking a closer look at the possible long-term cardiovascular effects on COVID long-hauler patients who still show symptoms long after they should be recovered from the virus. Getty Images
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Dave Fornell, Editor

With nearly a year of experience with the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, it has been found that some post-COVID patients ...

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As of January 2021, in the United States we are now on month 10 of the COVID-19 pandemic. One year ago, we followed ...

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More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell. Interventional X-ray market.
Feature | Angiography | By Bhvita Jani

January 19, 2021 – With the postponement of non-essential elective surgeries and medical procedures in 2020 to conserve ...

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