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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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Concerning or Reassuring? Long After COVID-19, CMR Still Yields Clues

Monday, October 3

Concerning or Reassuring? Long After COVID-19, CMR Still Yields Clues

On the one hand, follow-up MRI showed hints of persistent inflammation, and on the other, no signs of structural damage.

 

Statewide Data Spotlight Lasting Impact of Pandemic’s PCI Shortfall in 2020

Wednesday, September 28

Statewide Data Spotlight Lasting Impact of Pandemic’s PCI Shortfall in 2020

Fewer PCIs and higher mortality: a new snapshot captures three pandemic waves and renews talk of COVID’s collateral damage.

 

mRNA Vaccine-Linked Myocarditis Resolves in Time, Without Clinical Events

Monday, September 26

mRNA Vaccine-Linked Myocarditis Resolves in Time, Without Clinical Events

The young men had no adverse clinical events at 6 months, and MRI showed signs the myocarditis was resolving.

 

COVID-PACT: Full-Dose Anticoagulation Improves Outcomes in Critical COVID-19

Thursday, September 1

COVID-PACT: Full-Dose Anticoagulation Improves Outcomes in Critical COVID-19

For less-sick patients, results from the ACT trials showed no benefits with colchicine, aspirin, or rivaroxaban plus aspirin.

 

Myocarditis Risk Low Overall After COVID-19 Vax, but Higher in Some Groups

Tuesday, August 23

Myocarditis Risk Low Overall After COVID-19 Vax, but Higher in Some Groups

(UPDATED) Risk of heart inflammation remains lower after vaccination than after SARS-CoV-2 infection for most age/sex groups.

 

VTE Risk Higher With COVID-19 Than With Flu

Thursday, August 18

VTE Risk Higher With COVID-19 Than With Flu

The thrombotic burden associated with COVID-19 may not, however, be the same in the Omicron era, Menno Huisman says.

 

After COVID-19, Unvaccinated at Risk for Long-term CVD Complications

Tuesday, August 16

After COVID-19, Unvaccinated at Risk for Long-term CVD Complications

Clinicians should stay watchful for MI, myocarditis, and HF even out to 1 year later in people who never got vaccinated.

 

‘Stunning’ Lack of Data on CV Issues in Pregnant Women With COVID-19

Wednesday, August 10

‘Stunning’ Lack of Data on CV Issues in Pregnant Women With COVID-19

Small case series and sharing of experience are guiding some of the decision-making in this understudied population.

 

Smoking Linked With Worse Outcomes in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Friday, July 29

Smoking Linked With Worse Outcomes in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

The findings confirm previous data showing that smoking exacerbates the adverse consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

 

Vaccinated Patients Have Lower Acute MI, Stroke Risks After COVID-19

Tuesday, July 26

Vaccinated Patients Have Lower Acute MI, Stroke Risks After COVID-19

“This provides additional support for vaccination providing meaningful clinical benefits,” James de Lemos 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

 

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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