Tag: COVID-19

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

Simon Ray, president of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), has told the COVID-19 Cardiovascular Conference that a lack of consistency in national guidance around...
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CMSS “strongly urges action” to ensure all frontline healthcare professionals are...

In a new statement published on 2 April 2020, all 45 societies represented by the US Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)—over 800,000 physicians—emphatically...

Raised troponin and interleukin-6 levels are associated with a poor prognosis...

A raised troponin level in myocardial injury “greatly alters the prognosis adversely” in COVID-19 patients, Graham Cole (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK)...

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

The COVID-19 Cardiovascular Conference, hosted as a live webinar by The Imperial College Network of Excellence in Vascular Science at Imperial College (London, UK),...

Cardiologists share COVID-19 insights

Cardiologists from across Europe have shared their experience of having treated COVID-19 patients, in a series of videos produced by the European Society of...

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 heading to work in the face of increasing...

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 run a COVID-19 Cardiovascular Conference as a live...

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), Naveen L Pereira (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA) told the online...

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 spokesperson Stefan de Keersmaecker stated that the commission were looking to...

Adapt clinical studies to alleviate effect of pandemic

A viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has offered potential solutions to modifying ongoing randomised clinical trials during the COVID-19...

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 risk of in-hospital mortality, a study from Wuhan, China,...

CDRH adjusts working practices with medical device companies to deal with...

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has written to the medical device industry to outline its...

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 understand the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its interaction with the...

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

The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) have endorsed guidance published by NHS England and NHS Improvement on the...

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

The Society for Cardiology and Angiography Interventions (SCAI) has set up a dedicated section on its website to keep interventional cardiologists up to date...

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

A case series of US experience with COVID-19 has upheld suggestions of a link with cardiomyopathy, which developed in 33% of intensive care patients. In...

FDA issues new policy on remote monitoring devices for use during...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an immediately-in-effect guidance that allows manufacturers of certain FDA-cleared non-invasive, vital-sign-measuring devices to expand their...

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

The first report on the impact of COVID-19 on heart transplant recipients has been published in The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, outlining...

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 to members detailing options for managing patients in the cath lab...