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COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from Italy

2020 08 Apr

Italy was hit hard by COVID-19. As of April 1, 2020, the country has 110574 documented cases and 13155 documented deaths related to the coronavirus. In order for other countries to learn from Italy, it is important to understand why death rates were so high in the first place and to identify the contributing factors.  First, there are demographic... Read more

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Cardiac Complications in COVID-19

2020 04 Apr

In another COVID-19 special video presentation by the European Society of Cardiology, Prof. Alida Caforio of the University of Padova, Italy, answers some questions regarding COVID-19 and myocarditis. Is there such a thing as COVID-19 myocarditis?  We have more than 300,000 subjects who have developed COVID-19, which is mainly pneumonia, which... Read more

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COVID-19: From Hydroxychloroquine to Plasma Administration

2020 01 Apr

A number of colleagues and friends from outside the hospital have asked me whether they should take hydroxychloroquine for their COVID-19. A friend asked me whether he should take lopinavir-ritonavir even though he is not HIV-positive. A hospitalised patient requested administration of remdesivir regardless of the cost involved, and another patient... Read more

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Cardiac Care and COVID19 - Important Questions Answered

2020 26 Mar

Maddalena Lettino of San Gerardo Hospital, Monza (Italy) answers some important questions regarding cardiology patients, cardiac care and COVID-19 in the new series of podcasts by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). What have we learned from this experience? And what is the situation of the acute cardiology patient in this pandemic situation?... Read more

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COVID-19 and CVD: Two Important Messages

2020 25 Mar

The world is facing a health crisis. It all started with China but now, Europe accounts for about three quarters of new daily cases. Italy and Spain are in a very difficult situation, and France and Germany are not so far behind. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has recently put together a series of practical podcasts from speakers with the... Read more

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COVID-19: Quarantine Measures, Laws and Limits

2020 25 Mar

COVID-19 continues to spread, and governments across the globe have imposed quarantines and travel bans. China locked down its cities, Italy imposed restrictions throughout the country, and the US and Canada have enforced self-quarantine. The US has banned the entry of travellers from China, Iran, and most of Europe, while many other countries have... Read more

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Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic

2020 24 Mar

Life has come to a standstill as critical care doctors continue to battle COVID-19. The pandemic has led to shortages of essential goods and services - from hand sanitizers to masks to beds to ventilators. Today, the healthcare system is facing the prospect of rationing medical goods and services.  Mechanical ventilation, in particular, has come... Read more

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COVID-19 and the Heart

2020 16 Mar

According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) , there are a total of 168,019 confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide. So far, the virus has caused 6610 deaths and has affected 148 countries. The highest number of cases are in China (81,077), followed by Italy (24,747), Iran (14,991), Republic of Korea (8236), Spain (7753),... Read more

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#CoronavirusOutbreak: Caring for the Critically Ill - Trends, Treatment and Mortality

2020 16 Mar

COVID-19 is associated with severe disease requiring intensive care in approximately 5% of proven infections. As with similar outbreaks in the past, including SARS, MERS, A(H7N9), and H1N1, critical care continues to be an integral component of the global response to Coronavirus. You might also like :  Coronavirus and the Potential Role of ECMO... Read more

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China With The World: COVID-19 Experts Dialogues - The 2nd Talk Transcript

2020 15 Mar

Q: Starting from the patient admission to the hospital, what is your rule for ventilation? Do you start from HFNC, CPAP, NIV or go directly to intubation and invasive ventilation when the conventional oxygen therapy fails? A: The use of HFNC as well as NIV is very popular among our patients. At the initial stage we didn’t have enough devices,... Read more