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Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 05, 2020 — At least one physician has been fired for speaking out about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in his hospital. Another was informed he couldn’t wear a mask brought from home for fear of scaring the patients. …

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Silence Over Safety? Muzzling Clinicians a Public Health Issue

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — COVID-19 has caused battle lines to be drawn. But they’re not just between clinicians and the virus. They’re also between the healthcare workers and their employers, causing what the American Medical Association calls a “flashpoint” that could affect …

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SCAI Goes Virtual, EAS Postponed, EuroPCR Holds On Amid COVID-19

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 24, 2020 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) has canceled its 2020 Scientific Sessions scheduled for May 13-16 in Atlanta and closed its offices in Washington, DC, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In making the …

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AHA Guidance for CPR, Emergency CV Care Amid COVID-19

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 — The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued interim guidance for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care for patients with known or suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to help reduce the risk for transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes …

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ACC Scientific Sessions to Go On Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 02, 2020 — As the number of coronavirus cases tick upward in the United States, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) issued a statement that its annual scientific sessions, presented in conjunction this year with the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC), is …

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ACC Cautions on Troponin, Natriuretic Peptide Tests

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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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European Heart Rhythm Association Cancels March Congress

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 9, 2020 — Joining a rapidly expanding list of canceled medical congresses, the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) today announced that it has canceled its annual meeting scheduled for March 29-31 in Vienna. “I am very sad to inform you …

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More Medical Conferences Fall to Coronavirus

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UPDATED March 18, 2020 — At least 50 medical conferences have been canceled or postponed as COVID-19 continues to cause chaos globally. The great majority of meetings that have changed status were scheduled to take place in March and April. However, our list includes two conferences originally scheduled …

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