What We Know About COVID-19 and Long-Term Heart Damage
A three-part journal series published Monday explores the impact COVID-19 can have on the heart. Dr. Hyung Chun says one belief about COVID-19 is that the endothelial cells could release inflammatory cytokines that further exasperate the body’s inflammatory response.Source: Healthline
Opinion: Hydroxychloroquine And Azithromycin For COVID-19: Benefits TBD, Risks Clear
In the midst of a pandemic, lots of people have ideas for cures. We are desperate for therapies and the virus can be deadly. The problem is that the presumptive cure can add danger to the disease, rather than mitigate it.Source: Forbes
Coronavirus infection may cause lasting damage throughout the body, doctors fear
For a world grappling with the new coronavirus, it’s becoming increasingly clear that even when the pandemic is over, it won’t really be over. Now doctors are beginning to worry that for patients who have survived COVID-19, the same may be true.Source: Los Angeles Times
ERs are seeing up to 60% fewer heart attack patients as those infected with coronavirus fill hospital beds but cardiac emergencies mysteriously 'disappear'
Emergency rooms across the U.S. are seeing less than half of usual number of heart attack patients as beds are filled by those infected with coronavirus.Source: Mary Kekatos
Hospitals seeing ‘a previously unimaginable shift’ due to COVID-19—are patients afraid to seek medical attention?
As COVID-19 continues to keep healthcare providers busy, fewer patients appear to be seeking care for other serious issues, including cardiovascular complications such as heart attack and stroke.Source: Cardiovascular Business
Heart Disease in Women: How Pregnancy, Menopause, and Other Factors Affect Risk
Current paradigms about heart attacks were, until recently, primarily based on men. Doctors are now learning how different heart attacks and heart disease can be in men and women. "We know now that when something is not right in a woman, the first line of testing may not reveal the answer," says Yale Medicine cardiologist Erica Spatz, MD.Source: Yale Medicine