TCTMD’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories for April 2020
Missing MIs, inflammation, thrombosis, safe echo, junior and senior physicians, clinical trials, and more, all related to COVID-19.
No surprise: every single one of our top 10 stories for April 2020 covered some angle of the COVID-19 pandemic. We covered the physicians in stories about senior doctors, junior trainees, echocardiographers working safely, and clinical trialists scrambling to close down studies. We covered emerging disease characteristics including inflammatory-system responses, thrombosis, and obesity as a risk factor. We covered the big drop in STEMIs around the world and in the United States, specifically. And last but not least, we brought you our COVID-19 Daily Dispatch, updated with breaking research and policy news every day.
Fear of infection is likely the biggest driver, but as other theories circulate, cardiologists are bracing for the fallout.
How the immune response tips so radically off-balance is unclear, but research, some drawing on recent CVD trials, ploughs on.
A new review explores the higher risk of thrombotic disease with this coronavirus, how to prevent and treat it, plus research gaps.
We’re curating a list of COVID-19 research and other useful content, and updating it daily.
Trading catheters for central lines, many fellows are stepping into roles they’d never imagined as programs adapt.
Their suggestions include an increased use of POCUS, greater scrutiny of orders, and a hiatus for hands-on training.
Numbers from nine US hospitals largely echo the drop seen in Spain. Understanding the consequences is key, experts say.
Obesity is the latest theory du jour for why some SARS-CoV-2 infections take a deadlier course, particularly in the young.
RCTs are paused or slowing to a trickle. Researchers predict data gaps, less funding, and new priorities when the pandemic ends.
Some US hospitals have asked doctors over a certain age to work from home, but surge situations may mean all hands on deck.
All of TCTMD’s COVID-19 coverage—news, videos, and podcasts—can be found on our COVID-19 Hub.