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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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In Adults, CV Pathology Dominates COVID-19 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

Thursday, September 23

In Adults, CV Pathology Dominates COVID-19 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

After first cropping up in kids, more reports show that MIS can develop in adults after acute COVID, with major CV implications.

 

Score May Help Guide VITT Management After COVID-19 Vaccination

Thursday, September 23

Score May Help Guide VITT Management After COVID-19 Vaccination

It “can help draw people’s attention to how severe the disease may be and how aggressive to treat them,” Jean Connors says.

 

AHA Announces Fully Virtual Meeting in Light of Surging COVID-19 Numbers

Friday, September 17

AHA Announces Fully Virtual Meeting in Light of Surging COVID-19 Numbers

The planning committee had hoped to get back to an in-person meeting this year but changed course as the pandemic rages on.

 

Compensation in 2020 Survived COVID-19, CV Professionals Say

Friday, September 10

Compensation in 2020 Survived COVID-19, CV Professionals Say

Federal support and boosts in pay from healthcare systems offset declines in patient and procedure volumes, a report shows.

 

Both Acute and Chronic Myocardial Injury in COVID-19 Impede 6-Month Survival

Wednesday, September 1

Both Acute and Chronic Myocardial Injury in COVID-19 Impede 6-Month Survival

Although the risk peaked early, it wasn’t restricted to the early “convalescent” period, New York researchers report.

   

GUIDE-HF: Pulmonary Artery Sensor May Help in Mild HF, but COVID-19 Muddies Water

Friday, August 27

GUIDE-HF: Pulmonary Artery Sensor May Help in Mild HF, but COVID-19 Muddies Water

The trial missed its primary endpoint, but an analysis of the pre-COVID-19 period showed some signals of benefit.

 

Largest Study of VITT After COVID-19 Vaccination Digs Into Lab, Clinical Features

Saturday, August 11

Largest Study of VITT After COVID-19 Vaccination Digs Into Lab, Clinical Features

This complication is “quite rare but potentially catastrophic,” Chip Lavie says. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are needed.

 

Myocarditis, Pericarditis Rare After COVID-19 Vaccination: EMR Data

Thursday, August 5

Myocarditis, Pericarditis Rare After COVID-19 Vaccination: EMR Data

The incidence is slightly higher than previously reported by the CDC, but investigators say the risks remain extremely small.

 

Therapeutic-Dose Heparin in COVID-19: Who Benefits, Who Doesn’t

Wednesday, August 4

Therapeutic-Dose Heparin in COVID-19: Who Benefits, Who Doesn’t

Results of the REMAP-CAP, ACTIV-4a, and ATTACC multiplatform trial should “immediately” impact global care, one author says.

 

COVID-19 Infection Boosts Acute MI, Stroke Risk in Early Weeks

Tuesday, August 3

COVID-19 Infection Boosts Acute MI, Stroke Risk in Early Weeks

Authors of a large Swedish study say their findings, pointing to an independent association, should spur more vaccinations..

     

 

 

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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.

 

Toppling Silos, Testing Tech, and Trimming Egos: How COVID-19 May Remake Medicine

Thursday, December 10

Toppling Silos, Testing Tech, and Trimming Egos: How COVID-19 May Remake Medicine

For all the grief and loss it’s caused, the pandemic may trigger some needed shifts and shine a light in the shadows.

 

Playing With Heart: Returning Kids Safely to Sport in the COVID-19 Era

Monday, November 2

Playing With Heart: Returning Kids Safely to Sport in the COVID-19 Era  

The pandemic is reviving debate around universal ECG screening, but recommendations remain focused on more-targeted testing.

 

Walloped by COVID-19, US Cardiology Practices Brace for Slow Recovery

Wednesday, July 29

Walloped by COVID-19, US Cardiology Practices Brace for Slow Recovery  

Cardiology groups large and small used different tactics to keep afloat and continue patient care. The future remains unclear.

 

COVID-19’s Enduring Impact on the Heart? Some Clues and Predictions

Monday, July 20

COVID-19’s Enduring Impact on the Heart? Some Clues and Predictions  

Cardiac complications in COVID-19 have thwarted acute care. Now physicians are asking what this portends down the road.

 

Mechanical Circulatory Support in COVID-19: Mixed Results, Hints of Hope

Tuesday, June 2

Mechanical Circulatory Support in COVID-19: Mixed Results, Hints of Hope 

ECMO, most often venovenous, may help in otherwise healthy, younger patients. What happens long term remains unclear.

 

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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.

 

Talking Points

 

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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