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COVID-19

High risk for poor outcomes in patients with HF hospitalized for COVID-19

Literature - Jan. 22, 2021 - Alvarez-Garcia J, et al. - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020

Patients with HF admitted to hospital for COVID-19 had increased risk for in-hospital mortality and needed more often ICU care and intubation and mechanical ventilation compared to patients without HF.

Dysfunction of the endothelium in COVID-19

Literature - Jan. 21, 2021 - Evans PC et al., - Cardiovasc Res. 2020

This position paper discusses the cause and consequences of endothelial injury and dysfunction in COVID-19.

COVID-19 patients with myocardial injury and echocardiographic abnormalities have Increased in-hospital mortality

Literature - Dec. 10, 2020 - Giustino G, et al. - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020

A study of 305 hospitalized COVID-19 patients showed that approximately two-third of patients with evidence of myocardial injuries had echocardiographic abnormalities. In these patients, risk of in-hospital mortality was increased.

COVID-19 and HFpEF

News - Dec. 10, 2020
This viewpoint article in JAMA reviews the latest findings on the risk of heart failure, particularly HFpEF, in those who developed acute COVID-19 and those who have recovered from the illness.

This viewpoint article in JAMA reviews the latest findings on the risk of heart failure, particularly HFpEF, in those who developed acute COVID-19 and those who have recovered from the illness.

An update on COVID-19 at the AHA Scientific Sessions

10' education - Dec. 3, 2020 - Anthony Fauci, MD
Anthony Fauci gives a presentation on COVID-19: Public health and scientific challenges.

AHA 2020 Anthony Fauci gives a presentation on COVID-19: Public health and scientific challenges.

During COVID-19 pandemic in USA, there was a decrease in primary care visits, but increase in telemedicine

Literature - Oct. 13, 2020 - Alexander GC, et al. - JAMA Netw Open. 2020

Changes in the structure of primary care delivery, and differences in content of telemedicine visits vs. office-based visits were observed in the USA during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Temporarily suspending or continuing ACEi/ARBs in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

3' education - Sep. 30, 2020 - Prof. Renato D. Lopes, MD, PhD
BRACE CORONA was a randomized trial that tested two strategies in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who were on ACEi or ARBs: Temporarily suspending or continuing ACEi/ARBs. Prof. Lopes discusses the results.

ESC 2020 BRACE CORONA was a randomized trial that tested two strategies in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who were on ACEi or ARBs: Temporarily suspending or continuing ACEi/ARBs. Prof. Lopes discusses the results.

Continuing versus suspending ACEi and ARBs in COVID-19

News - Sep. 9, 2020

ESC 2020 Suspension of ACEi/ARB therapy for 30 days did not impact the number of days alive and out of hospital at 30 days compared to continued use of these medications in COVID-19 patients.

Recovered COVID-19 patients and cardiac abnormalities

3' education - Aug. 19, 2020 - Prof. Rudolf de Boer, MD, PhD
Prof. De Boer discusses a recent paper in JAMA Cardiol on cardiac abnormalities detected by cardiovascular MRI in 100 patients who had proven COVID-19 around 2 months ago.

Prof. De Boer discusses a recent paper in JAMA Cardiol on cardiac abnormalities detected by cardiovascular MRI in 100 patients who had proven COVID-19 around 2 months ago.

Ongoing myocardial inflammation and cardiac involvement in recovered COVID-19 patients

Literature - July 30, 2020 - Puntmann VO et al., - JAMA Cardiol. 2020.

Cardiovascular MRI revealed cardiac involvement in 78% of patients and ongoing myocardial inflammation in 60% of patients in an unselected cohort of 100 patients who recently recovered from COVID-19.

Decrease in STEMI admissions reported by health professionals since COVID-19 outbreak

Literature - July 14, 2020 - Pessoa-Amorim G et al., - Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2020.

A survey conducted by the ESC among cardiologists and CV nurses revealed that 78.8% of responders perceived a decrease in STEMI admissions since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.

More out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during COVID-19 outbreak in Lombardy, Italy

3' education - June 18, 2020 - Enrico Baldi, MD
There was a 58% increase in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during the inital phase of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Lombardia region in Italy compared to the same period in 2019. Watch a video on the study by Baldi and colleagues.

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during the inital phase of the COVID-19 outbreak was substantially increased in the Lombardia region in Italy compared to the same period in 2019. Baldi briefly presents the details and outcomes of a study.

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