New European Society of Cardiology COVID-19 guidance launched
European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidance for the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic was published on the 16.11 in the European Heart Journal.
This guidance brought together a large number of key opinion leaders at the outset of the pandemic. The advice was first published on the ESC website to be regularly updated, and is now provided as a journal publication.
The two-part document provides practical information and advice to help clinicians diagnose and manage cardiovascular disease in patients with COVID-19.
Part one includes:
The impact of cardiovascular comorbidities on the epidemiology of COVID-19 noting that:
- Cardiovascular conditions are common in patients with COVID-19.
- The presence of cardiovascular disease is associated with severe COVID-19 and higher mortality.
- Cardiovascular risk factors are linked with severe COVID-19 and higher mortality.
Summary of the cardiovascular ... ...
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