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COVID-19 Intelligence Report: Cardiology

May 11, 2020

Title: Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography guidance for use of cardiac computed tomography amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Author affiliated with GW

Publisher: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Publication Date: 21 March 2020

URL: https://www.journalofcardiovascularct.com/article/S1934-5925(20)30125-8/fulltext

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcct.2020.03.002

Key Takeaways: The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography offers recommendations for cardiac imaging amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and information on determining the optimal timing of outpatient and inpatient heart imaging exams

May 4, 2020

Title: Current perspectives on Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and cardiovascular disease: A white paper by the JAHA editors

Publisher: Journal of the American Heart Association

Publication date: April 29, 2020

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1161/jaha.120.017013

Key Takeaway: Long article touching on mostly already-known facts. Troponins portend a worse prognosis. Future studies should look at risk stratification based on troponins levels.

 

April 20, 2020

Title: Triage Considerations for Patients Referred for Structural Heart Disease Intervention During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: An ACC /SCAI Consensus Statement

Publication: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Interventions, April 2020

URL: http://interventions.onlinejacc.org/content/early/2020/04/05/j.jcin.2020.04.001

Key Takeaway: This article provides guidelines as to how to triage patients in need of SHD interventions, including patients in need of trans-catheter aortic valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair, and provide a framework of how to decide when it may be appropriate to proceed with intervention despite the ongoing pandemic.

 

Title: Description and Proposed Management of the Acute COVID-19 Cardiovascular Syndrome

Publication: Circulation, April 16, 2020

URLhttps://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.047349

Key Takeaway: The authors review data from several hospitals in China that indicate a substantial minority of patients admitted to hospital present with or develop an Acute Covid-19 Cardiac Syndrome. They propose clinical characteristics, timing of syndrome, diagnostics and clinical management recommendations.

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