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Keep that Stethoscope!

2021 20 Jan

The COVID-19 outbreak has made it necessary for doctors to ensure the safety of staff during airway management of patients. However, recently a paper was published that suggested less use of the stethoscope and more ultrasound.  This viewpoint could mislead doctors to abandon their stethoscopes for several reasons. First, many doctors were infected... Read more

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COVID-19 and Higher Mortality in Acute Heart Failure Patients

2021 20 Jan

Patients with acute heart failure nearly double their risk of dying if they get COVID-19, according to new research published in ESC Heart Failure .  These findings highlight the need for patients with heart failure to take extra precautions to avoid catching COVID-19. According to lead investigator, Dr. Amardeep Dastidar, a consultant interventional... Read more

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COVID-19: Do No Harm or Do Maximal Good?

2020 12 Oct

The "Do no harm" rule is encoded in the Hippocratic oath taken by physicians when they graduate. But this rule has taken on a whole different meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic. During these times, the maximisation principle has proven to be the foundation of healthcare decisions, where actions are taken based on benefits to the greatest number of people.... Read more

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Influenza Vaccination to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in COVID-19 Patients

2020 12 Oct

According to a state-of-the-art review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, seasonal influenza vaccine development and the findings of three international influenza cardiovascular outcomes trials that are currently underway could provide more information regarding the development and effectiveness of vaccine strategies for... Read more

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World Heart Day 2020 - Use Heart to Beat Cardiovascular Disease

2020 28 Sep

On World Heart Day this year (29 September), the World Heart Federation (WHF) cautions heart patients to be aware of COVID-19 and its impact on the heart. According to the WHF, COVID-19 is creating a perfect storm for heart health. Three factors are contributing to this: 1. People with COVID-19 and heart disease are at the highest risk of death... Read more

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COVID-19 Induced Heart Damage May Improve With Time

2020 18 Sep

Some patients infected with COVID-19 suffer from lung and heart damage. Some of these patients require admission to the ICU with support from mechanical ventilation and the use of inotropic medications. Even after discharge, some of these patients remain symptomatic. However, findings from a new study show that even though some patients with COVID... Read more

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COVID-19 and Increase in OHCA

2020 18 Sep

COVID-19 has a wide range of presentations including asymptomatic to various intensity of symptomatic patients, some of whom develop acute respiratory distress syndrome and require mechanical ventilation. COVID-19 first hit in December 2019 in China. Outside of China, Northern Italy was also sufficiently impacted by it, leading to a high number of... Read more

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#ESCCongress: BRACE CORONA Trial and Safety of Heart Drugs

2020 01 Sep

Heart patients hospitalised with COVID-19 can safely continue taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), according to the BRACE CORONA trial presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2020. ACE inhibitors and ARBs are commonly taken by heart patients to reduce blood pressure and to... Read more

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Ageing Heart Cells Increase Susceptibility of Older Patients to Severe COVID-19

2020 20 Aug

Genes that play an important role in allowing SARS-CoV-2 to invade heart cells become more active with age, according to research published today in the  Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology . The findings could help explain why age is major risk factor for dying from COVID-19, with people over 70 years at greatest risk, and why the disease... Read more

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The Cardiac Risk of Fearing COVID-19

2020 30 Jul

Coronavirus disease has caused havoc around the world. There are more than 300 clinical trials underway for this illness, but so far, no specific therapies have demonstrated the ability to decrease mortality. Since there is no therapeutic cure for COVID-19, authorities across the globe have implemented aggressive mitigation strategies to stop the spread... Read more