Prashanth Kulkarni*, Manjappa Mahadevappa and Srinivas Alluri Pages 173 - 177 ( 5 )
The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a serious global threat causing a large number of fatalities and putting enormous strain on the health care resources across the world. This has resulted in preferentially triaging the coronavirus infected patients and placing others, especially cardiovascular patients at increased risk for adverse complications. The effective management of cardiac patients in the hospital environment during this COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a real challenge. We try to address this issue and also highlight the interplay between COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases. We hereby review the available literature and emerging guidelines about cardiovascular implications related to COVID-19 which will have a bearing on the patient care, health care professionals and cardiac centres.
COVID-19, cardiovascular, myocarditis, acute coronary syndrome, primary PCI, anxiety.
Department of Cardiology, Care Hospitals, Hi-Tech City, Hyderabad, Department of Cardiology, JSSMC and JSSAHER, Mysuru, Department of Cardiology, Care Hospitals, Hyderabad