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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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