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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October 14, 2020 — American College of Cardiology (ACC) Quality Summit virtual meeting Oct. 8-9, 2020, featured several ...

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Ryan Barbaro, M.D., clinical assistant professor, pediatric critical care medicine, University of Michigan, and chair of ...

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October 6, 2020 — A new technology being developed by U.S.-based Mesuron Inc. using a superconducting quantum ...

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Very ill COVID-19 patients have a high rate of in-hospital sudden cardiac arrest and a very low survival rate.
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October 2, 2020 — Even when a sudden cardiac arrest happens inside a top hospital, where a code blue team is readily ...

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September 29, 2020 –  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support saved lives in past epidemics of lung-damaging ...

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September 25, 2020 — Short-term hydroxychloroquine treatment is not associated with lethal heart rhythms in patients ...

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September 24, 2020 — Analyzing anonymized patient medical records, University of California (UC) San Diego Health resear ...

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September 17, 2020 — Debates over whether hydroxychloroquine should be taken to help lessen the duration and impact of C ...

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Naples Community Hospital Director of Cardiac Imaging Bill Shirkey showing a point-of-care echocardiogram of a COVID-19 patient he imaged with a GE Healthcare Vscan device bedside in an isolation room. Use of a small handheld device greatly speeds disinfection after the exam and does not require moving a larger cart-based ultrasound system into a room, which may require moving furniture and add exposure time in the room.
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September 15, 2020 — The world is facing a global pandemic with unknown implications, but is now well known COVID-19 ...

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Case is a 6-month-old infant boy admitted to hospital due to respiratory distress then worsened by a pericardial ...

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September 14, 2020 – At the height of the COVID-19 (SAR-CoV-2) pandemic in April, a 14-year-old boy was admitted to the ...

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September 11, 2020 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched two of three adaptive clinical trials ...

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