Gretchen Cuda Kroen, Senior Editor of Practical Cardiology interviews Stephen Kopecky, MD a cardiologist and specialist in Preventative Medicine from the Mayo Clinic about what patients and their physicians need to know about staying healthy with heart disease in the wake of COVID19.
Gretchen Cuda Kroen
Transplanted hearts are protected by the diabetes drug Metformin, when the recipient is diabetic a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds.
Until a few weeks ago, telemedicine was primarily seen as a means to improve access to specialty care, reduce healthcare costs and boost patient engagement. And while it has certainly gained traction over the last several years, it still accounted for an extremely small number of total patient encounters, was largely seen as adjunct to traditional in-person clinical care, and restrictions by payers made reimbursements difficult. Combined, these factors largely curtailed the widespread adoption of the virtual practice model. And then came the Coronavirus.
Physicians and patients should continue treatment with their usual anti-hypertensive or diabetes management therapy, says the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). There is no evidence that ACEi or ARBs, drugs which upregulate Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE), increase the risk of contracting COVID-19, the society said in a statement published March 13.
For patients in need of surgery, theres one more way the Coronavirus pandemic may affect them —a shortage of blood.
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The American College of Cardiology announced yesterday the cancellation of its annual meeting due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The ACC/WCC meeting was to be held in Chicago at the end of the month, attracting physicians and researchers from around the world. This is the first time in its 69-year history that the meeting has been cancelled the organizers say.
Patients with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, cancer and diabetes are at increased risk for contracting COVID-19 and have a worse prognosis, said the American College of Cardiology in a clinical bulletin released March 6.
When it comes to the benefits of exercise more is not always better. According to a scientific statement published February 26th, 2020 in the journal Circulation while exercise is associated with many positive health benefits, just like medicine, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.