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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April 6, 2021 — A tsunami of chronic health conditions as a result of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, especially car ...

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Behnood Bikdeli M.D., a cardiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, offers an ...

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) can potentiate all 3 sides of Virchow’s Triad of coagulopathy, including endothelial dysfunction, blood flow stasis, and hypercoagulability. Angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2)–dependent viral entry and the virus-induced inflammatory response can lead to endothelial dysfunction. Clotting Prevention in COVID-19 Patients, Thrombosis Prevention in COVID-19 Patients, Preventing blood clots in COVID-19 patients
Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | By Dave Fornell, Editor

A comprehensive review or more than 80 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating how to best manage optimal ...

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March 17, 2021 — Around 50% of patients who have been hospitalized with severe COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and have damage to ...

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A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis provides evidence that the coronavirus can invade and replicate inside heart muscle cells, causing cell death and interfering with heart muscle contraction. The image of engineered heart tissue shows human heart muscle cells (red) infected with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) (green). Image by Lina Greenberg.
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March 12, 2021 — Since early in the pandemic, COVID-19 has been associated with heart problems, including reduced ...

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March 12, 2021 — A new review suggests that blood vessel damage and impaired oxygen delivery related to COVID-19 play a ...

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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (ACC) Late-breaking clinical trial study presentations at ACC.21. @ACC21 @ACC2021
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The latest cardiology practice-changing scientific breakthrough, late-breaking study presentations have been announced ...

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The two biggest cardiac device technology stories in February included the Boston Scientific recall of its S-ICD system, and the FDA clearance of the Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy system to break up calcified lesions in the coronary arteries.
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March 1, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) ...

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March 1, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third ...

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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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