Abstract

    Open Access Commentary Article ID: JCMC-7-221

    Covid-19… The Dilemmas of a Cardiologist!

    Sharma Prachi*, and Sethi Rishi

    The world is witnessing the devastations of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. It is spreading fast and decimating the society due to high secondary attack rates and high virulence. Patients with known cardiovascular diseases are at an even greater risk of adverse outcomes and mortality by this infection. Also, Covid-19 may present with a multitude of cardiovascular manifestations. This challenges the cardiologists in making the right diagnosis and providing an adequate treatment to these patients, while protecting themselves too from acquiring the infection. Another concern is the dramatic fall in the number of acute coronary syndrome patients reaching the cardiology ER. This makes the patients devoid of the mortality advantage primary percutaneous intervention offers. Lack of definitive treatment and vaccine makes preventive strategy as the most important part while dealing with Covid-19. In this article, the authors summarise the various cardiovascular manifestations of Covid-19 and precautions needed while handling them.

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    Published on: May 2, 2020 Pages: 98-100

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2976.000121
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