TCTMD’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories for May 2020
For the second month a row, all of our top 10 stories address some angle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the second month a row, all of our top 10 stories address some angle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topping the list was a feature story polling physicians around the globe as to what they think the lasting impact will be on the field of cardiology. Others took a deeper look at thrombus formation in the setting of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the potential role of obesity in disease severity. Several COVID-19 buzz words and phrases also are in evidence: Kawasaki disease, RAAS inhibitors, autopsies, missing MIs, increased sudden deaths, pulmonary embolism, nonobstructive STEMI, and more
A new era for telemedicine, rebuilding patient trust, and an increase in efficiency of care were common themes.
The data support the idea that some patients may need anticoagulation to prevent pulmonary embolism.
A review explores the higher risk of thrombotic disease with this coronavirus, how to prevent and treat it, plus research gaps.
RAAS inhibitors also do lead not to more-severe COVID-19, providing reassurances for patients treated with the drugs.
Two pediatric cardiologists are convinced this is “something to be aware of,” with one urging echocardiographic follow-up.
The finding supports anecdotal reports of STEMI mimics but not a role for fibrinolysis during the pandemic, one researcher says.
We’re curating a list of COVID-19 research, health policy news, and other useful content, and updating it daily.
Investigators believe theirs are the first published data showing high numbers of at-home cardiac arrests amid the pandemic.
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Obesity is the latest theory du jour for why some SARS-CoV-2 infections take a deadlier course, particularly in the young.
A French series is putting PE in the spotlight, but the optimal anticoagulation strategy remains unknown.
All of TCTMD’s COVID-19 coverage—news, videos, and podcasts—can be found on our COVID-19 Hub.