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.

Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Images #RSNA20 #RSNA2020
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Not surprisingly, many of the key trends observed at the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting ...

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January 18, 2021 — According to a new national survey released Jan. 13 by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and ...

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January 11, 2021 — In a letter published in the December issue of the American Heart Association (AHA) medical journal C ...

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January 12, 2021 — The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) are ...

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While the FDA said the risk that SARS-CoV-2 virus mutations will only have a minor impact on testing accuracy is low, the agency singled out three tests are they had a higher concern. FDA warns PCR tests may be innaccurate with new UK virus varient.
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January 8, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers that it is monitoring the ...

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The most popular DAIC content in December 2020 included the Boston Scientific Lotus TAVR valve being taken off the market, CMS approving expanding coverage of LVADs for more Medicare patients and numerous COVID-19 related cardiology stories and videos.
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January 5, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) ...

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There was much fanfare over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorizations (EUAs) in December ...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dec. 3, released an interim guidance document  to federal, state ...

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COVID-19 related topics by far out-paced all other topics in cardiology in 2020 on the DAIC website. Several stories topped the list related to the cardiovascular issues with hydroxychloroquine being used as a treatment for the virus. Top new device technologies in 2020 included European approval of the Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve, FDA approval of Medtronic's new Micra AV pill-sized pacemaker, and FDA clearance of the first drug-eluting stent with short-duration dual-antiplatelet therapy.
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Here are the top 25 best performing articles on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website from 2020 ...

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This year's top videos are dominated by COVID-19's impact on cardiology and many of the videos from a series produced this year on Tuft Medical Center's cardiology program. Top DAIC cardiology videos from 2020 #TuftsmedicalCenter #Tufts #COVID19
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Thrombus formation in the aortic arch in a 46-year-old COVID patients in the ICU. Three trials are underway to find which anticoagulant strategy is best to treat moderate and critically ill patients where COVID-causes venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) is a major cause of complications. Image courtesy of Margarita Revzin et al.
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December 23, 2020 — Three clinical trial platforms working together to test the effects of full doses of anticoagulants ...

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December 23, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration December 18 issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a ...

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December 22, 2020 — An observational study has launched to evaluate the short- and long-term health outcomes of SARS-CoV ...

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Robert Kowal, M.D., chief medical officer of the Medtronic cardiac rhythm and heart failure division, said there has ...

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COVID-19 has posed challenges for physicians whose cardiac patients are at-risk and reluctant to schedule an office visit. Floyd Russak, M.D., of Russak Personalized Medicine, an internal medicine physician practicing in Greenwood Village, Colo., manages many cardiac patients who do not have ready access to a cardiologist
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COVID-19 has posed challenges for physicians whose cardiac patients are at-risk and reluctant to schedule an office ...

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