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Expert interview with Gustavo Samaja: What have cardiologists learned from COVID-19?

Published Online: April 7th 2020

touchCARDIOLOGY speaks to Dr Gustavo Samaja (Chief of Interventional Cardiology, Policlinico Bancario Argentina) to find out how the government are managing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Argentina and the effect the pandemic has had on cardiologists, treatment plans and clinical practice.


1. Please summarise the current situation in Argentina and how the government is managing the COVID-19 pandemic? (0:10)

2. How is the COVID-19 outbreak affecting consultations between patients and physicians? (0:50)

3. What precautions are cardiologists taking to protect themselves and their patients? (1:50)

4. How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the economy of health services? (2:33)

5. What have we learnt from this experience, and will this effect cardiology practice in the future? (3:28)


Gustavo Samaja has no conflicts of interest to declare in relation to this video.

Commissioned, edited and funded by Touch Medical Media

Published: 7 April 2020

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