Review Article
Volume 7 Issue 7 - 2020
Covid-19 Pandemic: Practical Considerations for Cardiologists
Luigi Biasco1,2*, Yvonne Cristoforetti3, Enrico Cerrato4, Giuseppe Musumeci5, Ferdinando Varbella4, Angelo Di Leo1, Göran Olivecrona6, Giovanni Pedrazzini2,7 and Gaetano Senatore1
1Division of Cardiology, Azienda Sanitaria Locale TO 4, Ciriè, Italy
2Department of Biomedical Sciences, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
3Department of Cardiology, Humanitas Gradenigo, Turin, Italy
4Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital, Orbassano and Rivoli Infermi Hospital, Rivoli, Italy
5Department of Cardiology, Ospedale Mauriziano, Turin, Italy
6Department of Cardiology, Lund University Hospital, Sweden
7Division of Cardiology, Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano; Switzerland
*Corresponding Author: Luigi Biasco, Division of Cardiology, Azienda Sanitaria Locale TO 4, Ciriè, Italy.
Received: May 16, 2020; Published: June 25, 2020




Abstract

The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spreading globally and, as of May 25th 2020, 5404512 cases have been certified on a global scale by World Health Organization with 343514 deaths. Health care systems are fighting against time to slow spread of the disease and treat patients. From a cardiological perspective, some initial signals pointing towards significant cardiovascular involvement with myocardial injury and infarction have been reported.

The aim of this report is to give a brief summary on the initial experience of our Italian cardiology network exposed to COVID-19 since late February on how to modify the set-up within the cardiology department in order to maintain evidence based cares while protecting both patients and staff from infection.

Keywords: COVID-19; Acute Coronary Syndrome; PCI

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Citation: Luigi Biasco., et al. “Covid-19 Pandemic: Practical Considerations for Cardiologists”. EC Cardiology 7.7 (2020): 16-23.

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