Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Covid-19

Overview of recent news and publications on COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

No decrease in thrombotic complications in second COVID-19 wave

5' education - Feb. 4, 2021 - Fleur Kaptein, MD

Update on COVID-19 at AHA Scientific Sessions

10' education - Nov. 24, 2020 - Anthony Fauci, MD

No clinical benefit from suspending ACEi/ARBs in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

3' education - Sep. 7, 2020 - Prof. Renato D. Lopes, MD, PhD

Advantages of the digital 2020 ESC Congress

3' education - Sep. 1, 2020 - Prof. Barbara Casadei, MD

Huge impact of COVID-19 outbreak on patients with diseases that can normally be treated

3' education - Aug. 30, 2020 - Prof. Barbara Casadei, MD

Cardiac abnormalities in recovered COVID-19 patients

3' education - July 29, 2020 - Prof. Rudolf de Boer, MD, PhD

Increase in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during the COVID-19 outbreak in Lombardy, Italy

3' education - May 8, 2020 - Enrico Baldi, MD

Venous thromboembolism in COVID-19 patients

5' education - May 6, 2020 - Prof. Saskia Middeldorp

Obesity as a risk factor for severity of COVID-19: multiple potential mechanisms

5' education - May 1, 2020 - Prof. Naveed Sattar, MD

COVID-19 associated thrombotic complications

5' education - Apr. 22, 2020 - Erik Klok, MD, PhD
Lecture 1 out of 3

COVID-19, ACE2 and RAASi - a scientific perspective

10' education - Apr. 19, 2020 - Prof. Jan Danser, PhD
Lecture 2 out of 3

A clinical perspective on COVID-19, ACE2 and RAAS inhibition

10' education - Apr. 18, 2020 - Prof. Murray Epstein, MD
Lecture (panel discussion) 3 out of 3

COVID-19, ACE2 and RAAS inhibition: What are the implications for practice?

10' education - Apr. 17, 2020 - Profs. John Deanfield, Jan Danser and Murray Epstein

CAPACITY COVID: a registry of CV variables in patients with COVID-19

3' education - Mar. 31, 2020 - Prof. Folkert Asselbergs, MD, PhD

Atypical PF4-dependent thrombosis and thrombocytopenia in some after COVID-19 vaccination

Literature - Apr. 22, 2021 - Scully M, et al. - N Engl J Med. 2021

This study described the clinical features of 23 patients who after receiving the first dose of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine developed atypical platelet factor 4 (PF4)-dependent thrombosis and/or thrombocytopenia that resembles heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

Clinical resemblance of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in some cases after COVID-19 vaccination

Literature - Apr. 6, 2021 - Greinacher A et al. - Research Square 2021 (NOT PEER-REVIEWED)

Some cases of thrombotic events combined with thrombocytopenia have been described after COVID-19 vaccination with AZD1222. This thrombotic disorder clinically resembles heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, with a different serological profile.

Risk of ischemic stroke in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the USA

News - Mar. 19, 2021

ISC 2021 Using data of the AHA COVID-19 CVD Registry, risk of ischemic stroke was 0.75% in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, which is lower than previously reported.

Lower rate of cholesterol testing during COVID-19 pandemic

Literature - Mar. 3, 2021 - Gumuser ED, et al. - Am J Prev Cardiol 2021
Compared to the same period in 2019, cholesterol testing rate was almost 40% lower between March-September 2020 when analyzing data from a healthcare system in New England, USA.

Compared to the same period in 2019, cholesterol testing rate was almost 40% lower between March-September 2020 when analyzing data from a healthcare system in New England, USA.

ACC statement on CV considerations for COVID-19 vaccine allocation

News - Feb. 23, 2021

The ACC has published a statement with key clinical risk considerations that offers guidance on the incorporation of CV risk into vaccine allocation prioritizing decisions.

No decrease in thrombotic complications in second COVID-19 wave

5' education - Feb. 4, 2021 - Fleur Kaptein, MD
Incidence of thrombotic complications remained high in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the second wave. Thromboprophylaxis is therefore warranted in these patients.

Incidence of thrombotic complications remained high in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the second wave. Thromboprophylaxis is therefore warranted in these patients.

Call for action by large CV organizations to reduce air pollution

News - Feb. 2, 2021
Four leading CV organizations, the WHF, ACC, AHA and ESC, have published a joint statement as a call for action to reduce the impact of air pollution on people’s health.

Four leading CV organizations, the WHF, ACC, AHA and ESC, have published a joint statement as a call for action to reduce the impact of air pollution on people’s health.

High incidence of thrombotic complications in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first and second wave

Literature - Jan. 25, 2021 - Kaptein FHJ et al., - Thrombosis Research 2020.

Risk of overall mortality in COVID-19 patients was lower in the second wave, compared with the first wave. However, cumulative incidences of thrombotic complications remained high in the second wave.

Patients with HF hospitalized with COVID-19 at high risk for poor outcomes

Literature - Jan. 19, 2021 - Alvarez-Garcia J, et al. - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020

Patients with HF admitted to hospital for COVID-19 had increased risk for in-hospital mortality and needed more often ICU care and intubation and mechanical ventilation compared to patients without HF.

Endothelial injury and dysfunction in COVID-19

Literature - Jan. 19, 2021 - Evans PC et al., - Cardiovasc Res. 2020

This position paper discusses the cause and consequences of endothelial injury and dysfunction in COVID-19.

Increased in-hospital mortality in COVID-19 patients with myocardial injury and echocardiographic abnormalities

Literature - Dec. 1, 2020 - Giustino G, et al. - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020

A study of 305 hospitalized COVID-19 patients showed that approximately two-third of patients with evidence of myocardial injuries had echocardiographic abnormalities. In these patients, risk of in-hospital mortality was increased.

Update on COVID-19 at AHA Scientific Sessions

10' education - Nov. 24, 2020 - Anthony Fauci, MD
Anthony Fauci gives a presentation on COVID-19: Public health and scientific challenges.

AHA 2020 Anthony Fauci gives a presentation on COVID-19: Public health and scientific challenges.

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