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COVID-19: TCTMD’s Daily Dispatch

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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PCSK9 Inhibition Shows Promise for Severe COVID-19 in Pilot Trial

Wednesday, January 18

PCSK9 Inhibition Shows Promise for Severe COVID-19 in Pilot Trial

The preliminary findings suggest PCSK9 inhibition has anti-inflammatory effects relevant in COVID-19 and beyond.

 

Free Spike Protein of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Implicated in Myocarditis

Wednesday, January 11

Free Spike Protein of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Implicated in Myocarditis

Researchers have found circulating spike protein in the bodies of people with the complication, pointing to a potential mechanism.

 

CV Risk After Acute COVID-19 Not So High as Feared: Registry

Friday, January 6

CV Risk After Acute COVID-19 Not So High as Feared: Registry

This is a hopeful message for patients, Luis Ortega-Paz says, and certain factors may identify those who need closer follow-up.

 

Delaying Surgery After COVID-19 Cuts Risk of CV Complications

Monday, December 19

Delaying Surgery After COVID-19 Cuts Risk of CV Complications

The researchers say it’s best to calculate the risks and benefits, rather than define an optimal time for surgery post-COVID.

 

Both COVID-19 and Vaccination Raise the Risk of POTS

Monday, December 12

Both COVID-19 and Vaccination Raise the Risk of POTS

The postural tachycardia, however, was much more frequent after the infection than after receipt of one of the vaccines.

 

Myocarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination Less Serious Than Prepandemic Cases

Tuesday, December 6

Myocarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination Less Serious Than Prepandemic Cases

Myocarditis cases linked to the mRNA vaccines are typically more benign than those caused by infections, Hong Kong data affirm.

 

TAVI Dipped Worldwide in Early COVID-19 Waves, but That’s Not the Whole Story

Wednesday, November 30

TAVI Dipped Worldwide in Early COVID-19 Waves, but That’s Not the Whole Story

The TAVI trends mirror those seen for coronary procedures during lockdowns. Not captured are deaths for those untreated.

 

In the US, COVID Reversed CV Mortality Gains, Hitting Black Americans Hardest

Tuesday, November 29

In the US, COVID Reversed CV Mortality Gains, Hitting Black Americans Hardest

It’s “going to take many, many years to get back to where we were in 2019 before the pandemic,” Mamas Mamas predicts.

 

Heart Risks Higher With Moderna vs Pfizer/BioNTech Shot, Direct Comparison Shows

Wednesday, November 9

Heart Risks Higher With Moderna vs Pfizer/BioNTech Shot, Direct Comparison Shows

However, like prior reports, the Canadian data reassure that myocarditis and pericarditis are rare with the mRNA vaccines.

 

COVID Vaccine Thrombosis, Thrombocytopenia Risks Clarified in International Study

Friday, October 28

COVID Vaccine Thrombosis, Thrombocytopenia Risks Clarified in International Study

The study comparing adenoviral and mRNA vaccines confirms the complications are “extremely rare,” Hyung Chun says.

 
 

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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

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

 

ROX HEART RADIO

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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