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TCTMD reporter Todd Neale is keeping up on breaking news and peer-reviewed research related to COVID-19 and will update accordingly. If you have something to share, tell us.

 

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Myocarditis Risk Varies by COVID-19 Vaccine Type, Dosing Interval

Thursday, June 28

Myocarditis Risk Varies by COVID-19 Vaccine Type, Dosing Interval

The complication is rare, but “you can make slight tweaks to your program to make things a little bit safer,” one researcher says.

 

AHA/ACC Standardize Definitions for COVID-19 Complications

Wednesday, June 27

AHA/ACC Standardize Definitions for COVID-19 Complications

“Really the purpose of this document was to facilitate communication,” Sandeep Das says.

 

No Increased MACE Following COVID-19 Vaccination in Adults With CVD

Friday, June 24

No Increased MACE Following COVID-19 Vaccination in Adults With CVD

The data should help to ameliorate any vaccine hesitancy in patients with cardiovascular disease, a senior researcher says.

 

Large Study Confirms Clot Risks With Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, June 15

Large Study Confirms Clot Risks With Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

Consistent with prior studies, the analysis shows particularly high rates of CVT and thrombocytopenia.

 

Multidisciplinary Collaboration Tackles CV-Related Long COVID

Tuesday, June 14

Multidisciplinary Collaboration Tackles CV-Related Long COVID

The consensus statement is a call to action for patients, clinicians, health systems, and governments, Jonathan Whiteson says.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Tied to Better Outcomes in HF Patients

Thursday, June 9

COVID-19 Vaccination Tied to Better Outcomes in HF Patients

The findings are reassuring for high-risk patients who are worried about potential side effects from the shots, Anuradha Lala says.

 

COVID-19 Had Broad Global Effects on CV Care, Review Affirms

Thursday, June 2

COVID-19 Had Broad Global Effects on CV Care, Review Affirms

“There was clear detrimental effect on CV services. There was nowhere that managed to escape this issue,” a researcher says.

 

Lingering Symptoms After COVID-19 Tied to Heart, Lung, and Kidney Injury

Monday, May 30

Lingering Symptoms After COVID-19 Tied to Heart, Lung, and Kidney Injury

“Long COVID does have a pathological basis to it,” Colin Berry says.

 

Few Cardiac Events Seen in College Athletes After COVID-19: ORCCA Registry

Friday, May 20

Few Cardiac Events Seen in College Athletes After COVID-19: ORCCA Registry

This provides reassurance that currently recommended management approaches are sufficient, Aaron Baggish says.

 

Mystery MINOCA? Many COVID STEMIs Have No Culprit Lesion

Thursday, May 19

Mystery MINOCA? Many COVID STEMIs Have No Culprit Lesion

Atypical rates of nonculprit STEMI have been seen in the NACMI registry, and the events are more common in women than men.

 
 

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As COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Roll Out to Younger Kids, Will Myocarditis Cases Rise?

Thursday, January 13

As COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Roll Out to Younger Kids, Will Myocarditis Cases Rise?

Early numbers hint the already low risk could be even lower after boosters. Pediatric cardiologists—and parents—weigh in.

 

Cath Lab Teams Find Enduring Lessons in COVID-19’s Unending Reign

Monday, December 20

Cath Lab Teams Find Enduring Lessons in COVID-19’s Unending Reign 

From tinkering with care pathways to communicating with patients and staff remotely, some changes seem destined to stay.

 

As COVID-19 Drags on, the Cardiology Fallout May Haunt for Years

Thursday, December 16

As COVID-19 Drags on, the Cardiology Fallout May Haunt for Years 

Delayed care, ignored symptoms, stress, isolation, and unhealthy habits: cardiologists need a plan to play catch-up on heart health.

 

World-wise: As In-Person Meetings Resume, Global Voices Hope to Be Heard

Monday, December 13

World-wise: As In-Person Meetings Resume, Global Voices Hope to Be Heard 

Women, trainees, and cardiologists from lower-income nations enjoyed unique opportunities at virtual meetings. Can it last?

 

Home School: Clinical Trials Went Virtual in COVID-19—Are They Here to Stay?

Thursday, December 9

Home School: Clinical Trials Went Virtual in COVID-19—Are They Here to Stay? 

Lockdowns opened doors for RCTs without in-person contact. Time will tell whether they deliver on diversity and outcomes.

 

Virtual Training Booms as COVID-19 Limits In-Person Proctoring, Observation

Wednesday, April 21

Virtual Training Booms as COVID-19 Limits In-Person Proctoring, Observation

Offering opportunities for widespread, iterative learning and increased efficiency, remote learning is here to stay, experts say.

 

The Right Anticoagulation Dose in COVID-19? Final Answer Remains Elusive

Monday, February 8

The Right Anticoagulation Dose in COVID-19? Final Answer Remains Elusive

Interim results from an international, multiplatform RCT have been released, but experts urge caution before changing practice.

 

Cardiac Care Feels Staffing Crunch as Big Money Converts COVID-19 Travelers

Wednesday, January 20

Cardiac Care Feels Staffing Crunch as Big Money Converts COVID-19 Travelers

Nurses and techs are quitting permanent jobs for lucrative traveling contracts, leaving hospitals and cath labs scrambling.

 

 Low Numbers and ‘Anecdata’: Shoddy Research Rode COVID-19’s First Wave

Monday, January 11

Low Numbers and ‘Anecdata’: Shoddy Research Rode COVID-19’s First Wave

Editors grappled with study volume and quality but wanted to publish something—ANYTHING—on the virus’s CV effects.

 

Tragedy as Catalyst: How COVID-19 May Transform Clinical Research for Good

Monday, December 14

Tragedy as Catalyst: How COVID-19 May Transform Clinical Research for Good

The pandemic revealed that research doesn’t have to be the lumbering creature it’s been and can be more agile and efficient.

 

 

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Heart Sounds

 

HEART SOUNDS

Top Stories in Cardiology: March 2021

Francesca Torriani and Ori Ben-Yehuda talk COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and what physicians can do to assuage patient fears.

 

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TALKING POINTS

The NACMI COVID-19 Registry

Timothy Henry and C. Michael Gibson discuss outcomes from the North American registry.

 

ROX HEART RADIO

 

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Rox Heart Radio: Cardiology Journals in COVID-19  

Roxana Mehran hears from Robert Bonow, Filippo Crea, and Valentin Fuster on how COVID-19 has impacted cardiology journals.

 

ROX HEART RADIO

 

ROX HEART RADIO

Rox Heart Radio: Cardiology Meetings in COVID-19   

What’s worked so far? What hasn’t? Roxana Mehran hears from Ron Blankstein and Asif Qasim.

 

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HEART SOUNDS

Top Stories in Cardiology: June 2020

This month, Julia Grapsa and Mary Norine Walsh describe the many ways COVID-19 affects the heart.

 
 

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