Tag: COVID-19

TCT Connect 2020: Primary PCI is preferable in COVID-19 positive patients with ST-Elevation

Initial findings from the North American COVID-19 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NA...

Chinese study suggests STEMI patients had increased mortality risk during COVID-19 pandemic

The risk of in-hospital death and in-hospital heart failure increased for ST-elevation myocardial in...

Half of COVID-19 patients receiving echocardiograms show heart abnormalities

Around half of COVID-19 patients who received an echocardiogram in-hospital showed abnormalities in ...

Proximo Medical and Coala Life announce partnership for US markets

Proximo Medical has announced a partnership with digital health company Coala Life in select US ...

IC fellows’ training has been affected by pandemic

Trainee interventional cardiologists have raised concerns that reductions in patient numbers und...

British Heart Foundation calls for urgent resumption of routine services for heart and circulatory diseases

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling on the Government and the NHS to urgently address ...

Vinod Thourani

Mitral and tricuspid valve technologies, aortic valve replacement, and the value of the heart te...

ACC launches summer COVID-19 education series

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is to host a weekly virtual meeting— the Summer COVID-1...

Cardiovascular News Issue 57—June 2020: US edition

COVID-19 linked to a near 40% drop in STEMI cases in US cath labs Survey provides insights in...

Cardiovascular News Issue 57—June 2020

COVID-19 linked to a near 40% drop in STEMI cases in US cath labs Survey provides insights in...

COVID-19: TCT becomes latest conference to go virtual

The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting has become the latest in a long l...

COVID-19 is “here to stay” and new registry will provide important insights

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and the Canadian Association...

COVID-19: NHS staff show signs of mild depression

According to a survey published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, NHS s...

COVID-19: “Communities of colour are at ground zero for this crisis”

Several studies have suggested that, across all countries, COVID-19 mortality is higher in peopl...

SCAI 2020: Telemedicine could be used offer remote guidance to STEMI patients

A novel, groundbreaking trial has examined the viability of telemedicine for remote guidance of a ...

COVID-19: NCDR Chest Pain-MI, CathPCI registries to review effect of virus on heart disease patients

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is start to collecting COVID-19 data through the NCDR C...

FDA approves update to cardiac imaging system to aid COVID-19 diagnostics

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expedited clearance of an update to software from ...

COVID-19: Heart Valve Voice US raises concerns about lack of patient input in recent guidance on restarting elective procedures

According to a statement, Heart Valve Voice US is “deeply concerned” that the patient perspective wa...

COVID-19: Mayo Clinic works with Ultromics to rapidly assess patients with COVID

A joint UK-US research team is applying an artificial intelligence (AI) system to map for the first ...

Positive preclinical results supporting investigational new drug application for anti-inflammatory cell therapy for heart failure

BioCardia has announced data from a recent animal study performed that, according to a press rel...

COVID-19: Anticoagulants may improve survival among hospitalised COVID patients

Corresponding author Valentin Fuster (Mount Sinai Heart, New York, USA) and colleagues report in...

COVID-19: Survey suggests increased operating days may be required to clear elective backlog

  A BIBA MedTech Insights survey indicates that 50% of centres performing structural hea...

COVID-19: Education in the time of coronavirus

Vishal Luther (final year cardiology registrar/ Electrophysiology fellow, Imperial College Healt...

COVID-19: ESC Congress 2020 to become a completely virtual event

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is, for the first time in its 70-year history, to hold ...

COVID-19: Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography to host virtual meeting

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has announced plans to hold its annual ...

COVID-19: North American societies provide advice on resuming cardiovascular procedures

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and other North American cardiology societies, includin...

COVID-19: PCR officially cancel EuroPCR 2020

PCR has issued a statement announcing that it is officially cancelling the 2020 physical EuroPCR...

COVID-19: We have used YouTube to encourage STEMI patients to come to hospital

Recent studies have suggested that during the pandemic, there has been a drop in ST-segment elev...

COVID-19: Calls for physicians to address domestic violence during social distancing

Prism Schneider (Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada) and others ...

Abiomed acquires novel ECMO developer Breethe

Abiomed (maker of the Impella heart pump) has acquired Breethe, developer of a novel extracorpor...

COVID-19: CMS outlines recommendations for restarting non-emergent procedures

On 18 March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommended “limiting non-es...

iRhythm offers home enrolment of Zio monitoring devices

iRhythm Technologies has announced a virtual platform to support patients and clinicians in the ...

Boston Scientific reveals CE mark for Acurate neo 2 in Q1 financial results report

Boston Scientific, according to a press release announcing the company’s Q1 2020 financial resul...

COVID-19: SCAI and CAIC launch registry to provide vital data for managing patients

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and Canadian Association of Inte...

COVID-19: LivaNova can modify indications of its cardiopulmonary products to help address virus

LivaNova has announced that several of its cardiopulmonary products are can now be used in the U...

COVID-19: US societies release joint consensus statement on treating myocardial infarction during the pandemic

In the Journal of American College of Cardiology, Ehtisham Mahmud (University of California, San...

COVID-19: Ventilator manufacturers unite to training alliance and create app for frontline workers

A press release reports that several of the world’s ventilator manufacturers have formed a Ventilato...

COVID-19: Terumo BCT’s Mirasol shows efficacy against virus in plasma and platelets

New data suggest that a medical device that uses vitamin B2 and ultraviolet light for treating human...

COVID-19: Robotics may help to reduce exposure to virus patients during interventional procedures

Studies have shown that robotic percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with the CorPath GRX Sy...

COVID-19: Testing for high-sensitivity cardiac troponin would be beneficial not a hindrance

In response to a recent American College of Cardiology (ACC) review that advocated that troponin...

COVID-19: “Essential” vs. “non-essential” TAVI procedures can be difficult to determine

In the first of a series of webinars focusing on COVID-19, Society for Cardiovascular Angiograph...

COVID-19: How the Egyptian cardiology departments are managing the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the world hard. Egypt, the most populous country in the Middle ...

COVID-19: FDA authorise blood purification device for treating virus

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorisation for a blood puri...
Woman patient

COVID-19: Nearly 40% drop in STEMI cases in US cath labs since March 2020

Santiago Garcia (Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapol...

COVID-19: American Heart Association issue pandemic CPR guidelines

The American Heart Association (AHA) has compiled interim CPR guidelines to help rescuers treat ...

COVID-19: Cotton and surgical masks may be ineffective at stopping spread of virus through coughs

In a brief report in Annals of Internal Medicine, Seongman Bae (Asan Medical Center, University ...

COVID-19: Optimising heart failure management in the patient’s home

Physicians recognised the importance of remote management for heart failure patients long before...

COVID-19: Both ACC and ESC urge patients to seek help if they experience symptoms of a myocardial infarction

In separate statements, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and American College of Cardiol...

US heart societies express concern over using hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19

Presidents of leading cardiac organisations, including the American Heart Association (AHA), the Ame...

Philips and the US government collaborate in ventilator production ramp up to combat COVID-19 pandemic

Royal Philips has announced that the US government and Philips agreed to team up to increase the pro...

Webinar: Cardiovascular specialists detail COVID-19 strategies

Cardiovascular specialists from across the globe shared current knowledge and key experience of ...

AHA issues oxygenation and ventilation guidance for healthcare providers

The American Heart Association (AHA), in conjunction with the American Association for Respirato...

Decreased ACE2 levels found in ageing and cardiovascular disease can increase likelihood of severe COVID-19

The reduced levels of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) 2 associated with cardiovascular disease a...

COVID-19: Edwards pauses enrolment in mitral and tricuspid trials to allow hospitals to focus on virus

Edwards Lifesciences has temporarily paused new enrolments in its active pivotal clinical trials...

COVID-19: European Commission agrees to postpone new MDR because of pandemic

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal to postpone by one year the date of applicat...

PPE guidance for cardiology during COVID-19 pandemic operating in a “vacuum” in UK

Simon Ray, president of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), has told the COVID-19 Cardiova...
CMSS

CMSS “strongly urges action” to ensure all frontline healthcare professionals are protected

In a new statement published on 2 April 2020, all 45 societies represented by the US Council of Medi...

Raised troponin and interleukin-6 levels are associated with a poor prognosis in COVID-19

A raised troponin level in myocardial injury “greatly alters the prognosis adversely” in COVID-19 pa...

Italy, USA and the UK share their cardiology COVID-19 experiences in LIVE Webinar

The COVID-19 Cardiovascular Conference, hosted as a live webinar by The Imperial College Network...

Cardiologists share COVID-19 insights

Cardiologists from across Europe have shared their experience of having treated COVID-19 patients, i...

ACS defends healthcare workers as PPE shortages lead to acrimony

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today leapt to the defense of healthcare workers who are ...

Live webinar on Thursday 2 April to share COVID-19 cardiovascular experience

The Imperial College Network of Excellence in Vascular Science at Imperial College London (UK) is to...

Virtual ACC: Genotype-guided therapy after PCI does not hit study target

Today, during the Virtual American College of Cardiology (ACC) event (28–30 March, Central Time)...

COVID-19: European Commission looking to postpone new MDR by one year

During a Q&A section of a European Commission (EC) college meeting on 25 March, EC spokesper...

Adapt clinical studies to alleviate effect of pandemic

A viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has offered potential solu...

Cardiac injury in COVID-19 patients linked with higher death rate

Cardiac injury is common among hospitalised patients with COVID-19, and is associated with a higher ...

CDRH adjusts working practices with medical device companies to deal with COVID-19

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has wr...

AHA commits US$2.5 million for fast-tracked COVID-19 heart and brain research

The American Heart Association (AHA) has committed US$2.5 million to research efforts to better unde...

BCIS and BCS ratify NHS guidance for cardiology during COVID-19 pandemic

The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and the British Cardiovascular Society (B...

SCAI launches web section devoted to COVID-19 updates and cancels Scientific Sessions

The Society for Cardiology and Angiography Interventions (SCAI) has set up a dedicated section o...

One-third of critically ill COVID-19 patients in Washington State series developed cardiomyopathy

A case series of US experience with COVID-19 has upheld suggestions of a link with cardiomyopathy, w...

FDA issues new policy on remote monitoring devices for use during COVID-19 pandemic

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an immediately-in-effect guidance that allo...

First report gives insight on impact of COVID-19 in heart transplant patients

The first report on the impact of COVID-19 on heart transplant recipients has been published in ...

SCAI issues advice for cath labs in light of COVID-19 pandemic

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has written an open letter t...