An Introduction to COVID-19
On March 11th 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The impact on the medical community has been huge, not only on the front-line but also those navigating patient treatment during this unprecedented situation.
The touchCARDIO expert faculty have been sharing their experiences and advice during this challenging time through video interviews and short articles.
Browse the content below where leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub, and browse the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio.
The HEP-COVID Trial
Heart International. 2021;15(2):Online ahead of journal publication
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been associated with significant risk of thromboembolic events, particularly among hospitalized patients with elevated D-dimer levels.1–2 Recently, the COVID-19 Registry (CORE-19) study found that discharge anticoagulants were associated with a substantial decrease in the risk of thromboembolic disease or death in the post-discharge period.3 However, controversy has persisted around the […]
Darryl Leong, ESC 2021 – Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and COVID-19
Dr Darryl Leong (Cardiologist, The Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada) kindly shared his thoughts on the association between cardiometabolic risk factors and COVID-19 outcomes from the virtual ESC Congress 2021. Questions What has recent data taught us about the association between cardiometabolic risk factors and COVID-19 outcomes? (0.15) On the basis […]
Ali Aminian, ESC 2021 – Obesity and COVID-19
Dr Ali Aminian (Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA) kindly shared his thoughts on the association between obesity and COVID-19 and the results of his study on the association of prior metabolic surgery and bariatric surgery with COVID-19 severity from the virtual ESC Congress 2021. Questions What have we learned about […]
COVID-19 and Cardiac Arrhythmias
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2021;7(1):33-39 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EJAE.2021.7.1.33
The current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has developed into a worldwide pandemic affecting millions of lives in one way or another.1 Over the period of 1 year since the disease was first reported from Wuhan, China,2 COVID-19 has infected over 50 million patients and resulted […]
Federico Asch, ACC 2021 – Findings from the WASE COVID study
Federico Asch (MedStar Health Research Institute, Columbia, MD, USA) discusses the findings of the WASE COVID study, presented at ACC 2021. The study compared AI software-based echocardiography analysis with manual expert analysis to predict mortality based on longitudinal strain and LVEF. Abstract title: Human vs Machine Learning-based Echocardiography Analysis as Predictor of Outcomes in Acute […]
Cardiovascular Effects of COVID-19 – What Do We Know and Where Should We Go?
Heart International. 2020;14(1):16–9 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2020.14.1.16
The current pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an unprecedented public health emergency, with worldwide health, social and economic implications. In contrast to other modern epidemics, little prior knowledge of the pathogen existed. Whilst this initially hampered both patient management and the public health response, we have observed a remarkable worldwide attempt to provide […]
Methods of Counteracting the Spread of COVID-19 – A Case Study of the Temporary Medical Camp in Brovary, Ukraine
“It is difficult to evaluate what did not happen.” – Academician, LV Gromashevsky The COVID-19 pandemic may be considered the first global health catastrophe in the past 100 years, since it has affected not only economic, political and medical paradigms, but also our way of life. The rate and distribution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, despite […]
The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Long-term Effects on UK General Practice
I work in a semi-rural practice in South-West Scotland, in one of three practices based in a purpose-built medical centre. As with most NHS general practices we are furnished with relatively outdated computer hardware and old software. Our practice, however, does have the luxury of double monitors allowing access to our EMIS patient data on […]
Treatments for COVID-19 – An Update on Current Clinical Trials
COVID-19 has become one of the greatest challenges in medical history, and the rapid development and approval of effective and safe treatments is essential to minimise the loss of lives during the pandemic. Given the urgency of finding effective strategies, many companies are attempting to identify existing therapies with a considerable body of efficacy and […]
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