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.
Caroline Sindet-Pedersen, ESC 2022: SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines in patients with heart failure
Studies investigating the safety and efficacy of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection (SARS-CoV-2) mRNA vaccines lacked representation of patients with heart failure. In this touchCARDIO interview, we speak with Dr Caroline Sindet-Pedersen (Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev and Gentofte, Hellerup, Denmark) to discuss the study presented at ESC 2022 that aimed to investigate […]
David Berg, ESC 2022: Antithrombotic therapy for patients in critical care with COVID-19, the COVID-PACT study
The COVID-PACT study focused on critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), assessing the use of antithrombotic therapy. In this touchCARDIO interview, we speak with Dr David Berg (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA) to discuss the purpose and design of the COVID-19 study and how the outcomes will implicate […]
David Berg, ESC 2022: Unmet needs in the prevention of thrombotic events in patients with COVID-19
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2). Increased risk of thrombotic events is seen in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, which is higher in patients needing critical care. In this touchCARDIO interview, we speak with Dr David Berg (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, […]
COVID-19 and Myocarditis: Review of Clinical Presentations, Pathogenesis and Management
Heart International. 2022;16(1):20–7 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2022.16.1.20
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been associated with several cardiovascular disease manifestations, including acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, heart failure, thromboembolic complications and myocardial injury.1 Myocardial injury, defined as elevation in serum cardiac troponin levels, can occur with myocarditis, stress cardiomyopathy and microvascular thrombosis, and is associated with […]
The HEP-COVID Trial
Heart International. 2021;15(2):62–4
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 […]
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