Tag Archives: cardiovascular disease

ACC Guidance on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

“The first reported death was a 61-year-old male, with a long history of smoking, who succumbed to acute respiratory distress, heartfailure, and cardiac arrest,” the document notes. “Early, unpublished first-hand reports suggest at least some patients develop myocarditis.” Stressing the current uncertainty about the virus, the bulletin provides the following clinical …

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US Cardio Societies: Continue Antihypertensives Amid COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 17, 2020 — Three American professional cardiology societies have issued a joint statement urging continuation of renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS) antagonists in patients, despite theoretical concerns that their use might worsen outcomes in the event of infection with COVID-19. The new …

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ACC Cautions on Troponin, Natriuretic Peptide Tests

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 19, 2020 — Two widely assayed cardiac biomarkers are often elevated in patients with coronavirus infection (COVID-19), for reasons that are still poorly understood, but tests for them shouldn’t be ordered except for standard clinical reasons. That means assays …

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