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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

Review Article

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Impact on the Cardiovascular Disease Patient Care

Author(s): Prashanth Kulkarni*, Manjappa Mahadevappa and Srinivas Alluri

Volume 16, Issue 3, 2020

Page: [173 - 177] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1573403X16666200621154842

Price: $65


The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a serious global threat causing a large number of fatalities and putting enormous strain on the health care resources across the world. This has resulted in preferentially triaging the coronavirus infected patients and placing others, especially cardiovascular patients at increased risk for adverse complications. The effective management of cardiac patients in the hospital environment during this COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a real challenge. We try to address this issue and also highlight the interplay between COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases. We hereby review the available literature and emerging guidelines about cardiovascular implications related to COVID-19 which will have a bearing on the patient care, health care professionals and cardiac centres.

Keywords: COVID-19, cardiovascular, myocarditis, acute coronary syndrome, primary PCI, anxiety.

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