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 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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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. 


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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
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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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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
Feature | RSNA | By Dave Fornell and Melinda Taschetta-Millane

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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