Management of Cardiovascular Disease During Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Sarju Ganatra, Sourbha S. Dani, Sachin Shah, Aarti Asnani, Tomas G. Neilan, Daniel Lenihan, Bonnie Ky, Ana Barac, Salim S. Hayek, Monika Leja, Joerg Herrmann, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, Michael Fradley, Vigyan Bang, Katherine Shreyder, Rohan Parikh, Rushin Patel, Amitoj Singh, Simarjeet Brar, Avirup GuhaDipti Gupta, Paolo Mascari, Richard D. Patten, David M. Venesy, Anju Nohria, Frederic S. Resnic

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Patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease and risk factors are more likely to experience adverse outcomes associated with the novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Additionally, consistent reports of cardiac injury and de novo cardiac complications, including possible myocarditis, arrhythmia, and heart failure in patients without prior cardiovascular disease or significant risk factors, are emerging, possibly due to an accentuated host immune response and cytokine release syndrome. As the spread of the virus increases exponentially, many patients will require medical care either for COVID-19 related or traditional cardiovascular issues. While the COVID-19 pandemic is dominating the attention of the healthcare system, there is an unmet need for a standardized approach to deal with COVID-19 associated and other traditional cardiovascular issues during this period. We provide consensus guidance for the management of various cardiovascular conditions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of providing the best care to all patients and minimizing the risk of exposure to frontline healthcare workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-325
Number of pages11
JournalTrends in Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19, Cardiovascular disease
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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