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.

#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...
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...