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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 COVID19 and will update accordingly. If you have something to share, tell us.

 

 

COVID-19 Lessons from China

Hospital Preparnedess

Cardiac Injury


 

 

New Wuhan Data Confirm High Hypertension Rate in COVID-19 Deaths

Friday, April 10 

New Wuhan Data Confirm High Hypertension Rate in COVID-19 Deaths

Half of patients who died during a 10-day stretch in January had hypertension.

 

Clinical Trials

Tuesday, April 7 | FEATURE

‘Salvage What We Can’: Cardiology Clinical Trials in Turmoil Amid COVID-19 

RCTs are paused or slowing to a trickle. Researchers predict data gaps, less funding, and new priorities when the pandemic ends

 

COVID-19 Drug Candidates May Raise Arrhythmia Risk

Friday, April 3 

COVID-19 Drug Candidates May Raise Arrhythmia Risk

Hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, and azithromycin all prolong QT interval. The next step is studying if their benefit exceeds risk.
 

 

STEMI's

Thursday, April 2 | FEATURE

The Mystery of the Missing STEMIs During the COVID-19 Pandemic  

Fear of infection is likely the biggest driver, but as other theories circulate, cardiologists are bracing for the fallout.

 

Mixed Messages on COVID-19 Masks

Friday, March 27 | FEATURE

Mixed Messages on COVID-19 Masks: Science Falls Short As Deaths Mount  

Different hospital policies as to who should wear a mask—and when—pit a shaky evidence base against a supply chain shortage.

 

Who Should Head to the Cath Lab in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, March 26 

Who Should Head to the Cath Lab in the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The new, detailed guidance does not amount to “hard and fast rules.” SCAI says hospitals need to make case-by-case decisions

 

Cardiac Injury in COVID-19 Sharply Increases Risk of Death

Thursday, March 26 

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs, and COVID-19: New Insights, Advice

Experts stress there is not enough evidence to suggest these medications can worsen COVID-19 morbidity and mortality.

 

Cardiac Injury in COVID-19 Sharply Increases Risk of Death

Thursday, March 26 

Cardiac Injury in COVID-19 Sharply Increases Risk of Death

Wuhan researchers have published details on 416 hospitalized patients, but treatment pathways remain unclear.

 

Cardiac Considerations Amid COVID-19: Shared Stories May Save Lives

Wednesday, March 25

Cardiac Considerations Amid COVID-19: Shared Stories May Save Lives

The experience of Chinese physicians is leading the way for others around the world as the pandemic explodes in the US.

 

COVID-19 Poised to Upend the Cath Lab, ACC and SCAI Say

Tuesday, March 24 | FEATURE

Telehealth Offers a Lifeline for Cardiology Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic  

From FaceTime to old-fashioned telephone visits, healthcare workers are turning to virtual means to conduct clinical care.

 

Mask

Friday, March 20 | FEATURE

‘Terrified’ Healthcare Workers Fear Lack of Protection Against COVID-19 

“You wouldn’t send a soldier into war without a gun or body armor,” one doctor says. Hard-hit areas offer some tips.

 

COVID-19 Poised to Upend the Cath Lab, ACC and SCAI Say

Wednesday, March 18

COVID-19 Poised to Upend the Cath Lab, ACC and SCAI Say

Be prepared, experts urge. Much is still unknown about how the novel coronavirus will affect day-to-day and emergency CVD care.

 

COVID-19 Should Not Guide Use of ACE Inhibitors/ARBs, Heart Societies Say

Tuesday, March 17

COVID-19 Should Not Guide Use of ACE Inhibitors/ARBs, Heart Societies Say

(UPDATED) More research is needed, but for now, there’s no evidence that background use of the agents harms or helps in COVID-19.

 

ACC, EHRA Cancel 2020 Meetings Over COVID-19

Monday, March 9

ACC, EHRA Cancel 2020 Meetings Over COVID-19

Within hours of the ACC’s announcement, the European Heart Rhythm Association 2020 also announced their meeting was off.

 

First ESC Meeting of 2020 Canceled Due to Novel Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 4

First ESC Meeting of 2020 Canceled Due to Novel Coronavirus

It’s a wise move, Mamas Mamas says, both for the health of the attendees and for the patients they care for back home.

 

ACC Releases Initial Cardiac Guidance on Novel Coronavirus

Thursday, February 13

ACC Releases Initial Cardiac Guidance on Novel Coronavirus

One piece of advice is to not overlook classic symptoms and presentation of acute MI in the context of the COVID-19 virus.

 

Coronavirus: CV Meeting Planners Keeping an Eye on Evolving Situation

Tuesday, February 4

Coronavirus: CV Meeting Planners Keeping an Eye on Evolving Situation

China Interventional Therapeutics 2020, slated for April, has been canceled, but little impact is anticipated for other conferences.

 

 

Lessons from China

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COVID-19 Lessons from China  

Drs. Juan Granada, Martha Gulati, Ajay Kirtane, Mamas Mamas, and Christ White discuss lessons learned and applicability from China’s approach to managing COVID-19.

 

Hospital Preparedness, Current Management Protocols, and Pulmonary Care During COVID-19

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Hospital Preparedness, Current Management Protocols, and Pulmonary Care During COVID-19  

Juan Granada, Azeem Latib, Mamas Mamas, and Federico Pappalardo discuss hospital preparedness and management protocols as well as pulmonary care for the non-pulmonary specialist in this special edition webcast on COVID-19.

 

Cardiac Injury in COVID-19 Patients

WEBCAST

Cardiac Injury in COVID-19 Patients  

Roxana Mehran, Ajay Kirtane, and Gennaro Giustino discuss the latest data on cardiac injury and COVID-19.

 

 

 

ROX HEART RADIO

ROX HEART RADIO

Rox Heart Radio: From the Front With Miguel Martillo  

Today, Roxana Mehran hears from Miguel Martillo in New York City

 

ROX HEART RADIO

ROX HEART RADIO

Rox Heart Radio: From the Front With Laxmi Mehta and Benjamin Salter  

In this episode, Roxana Mehran takes on physician wellness in COVID-19 with Laxmi Mehta and Benjamin Salter.

 

ROX HEART RADIO

ROX HEART RADIO

Rox Heart Radio: From the Front With George Dangas and Ajay Kirtane 

Today, Roxana Mehran discusses PPE in COVID-19 with George Dangas and Ajay Kirtane.

 

ROX HEART RADIO

ROX HEART RADIO

Rox Heart Radio: From the Front 

Roxana Mehran speaks with Giulio Stefanini and Gennaro Giustino about the latest developments related to COVID-19.

 

Heart Sounds

HEART SOUNDS

Top Stories in Cardiology: March 2020 

This month features an in-depth conversation on COVID-19 with Alaide Chieffo, MD.

 

 

 

COVID-19 and the Heart: Insights From the Front Lines


EDITOR'S CORNER

COVID-19 and the Heart: Insights From the Front Lines

As COVID-19 cases go global, a picture is emerging as to its CV impact and how cardiologists in hard-hit regions are coping.

 

COVID-19 Begs the Question: If Medical Meetings Go Virtual, What Do We Gain and Lose?


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COVID-19 Begs the Question: If Medical Meetings Go Virtual, What Do We Gain and Lose?

The coronavirus has led to cancelled meetings and hospitals barring physician travel, offering a glimpse of the future of medical education.

 

This program is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and supported through an unrestricted grant from Edwards Lifesciences. The Cardiovascular Research Foundation ensures that its programs are educational and meet the needs of the target audience. This program was developed without influence from commercial supporters.