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COVID-19 and Cardiology

Last updated on 10 February 2022



The ESC is a vast, diverse community. We learn from each other so that we can give our patients the best possible care. Never has this been more important than during a pandemic. This page is designed to provide you with an array of useful resources, updated regularly.

You have a mission. We’re here to help.

ESC Guidance for Diagnosis and Management of CVD during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Updated

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This document, updated on 16 November 2021, provides practical information and advice to help clinicians diagnose and manage cardiovascular disease in patients with COVID-19.


  • Part 1 presents a review of epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis of COVID-19 and CV conditions in patients with COVID-19;
  • Part 2 covers care pathways, including triage, diagnosis, treatment (medical and interventions) and follow-up of patients with CVD in this scenario.

The two documents present several explicative figures, algorithms, and tables with key points for each individual aspect. The advice for patients was developed in collaboration with the ESC Patient Forum.

Read Part 1    Read Part 2  

Resources for Patients

Heart Patients - Q&A

Coronavirus protection during the quarantine


The ESC Patient Forum has received many questions about COVID-19. This page provides helpful answers, including a pdf format, to share with your own patients.


You can't pause a heart campaign

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The ESC has launched a patient facing campaign to remind the public that the heart continues to be a priority throughout the pandemic: You can’t pause a heart.

Key messages:

  • If you think you are experiencing a heart attack, seek care without delay.
  • If you have a chronic heart condition, do not neglect your treatment and follow-up appointments.

You can also read a vital message to patients from ESC President Barbara Casadei

COVID-19 Vaccines

ESC TV - Special Edition

2021 Series

2020 Series

ESC Resources

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From the European Heart Journal

From European Heart Journal - Supplements


From Cardiovascular Research 

From European Heart Journal - Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes


From European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy


From European Heart Journal - Digital Health


From European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging


From EP Europace


From European Journal of Heart Failure 


From European Heart Journal - Acute Cardiovascular Care


From European Journal of Preventive Cardiology  


From European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing


From ESC Heart Failure 


From e-Journal  of Cardiology Practice


From EuroIntervention 


From other ESC sources


Surveys: STEMI admissions during COVID-19

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More than 3,100 healthcare practitioners involved in the treatment of STEMI patients in 141 countries completed an online survey from 16 to 26 April 2020. 

The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) conducted a separate survey of interventional cardiologists from 1 to 15 April 2020. EAPCI paper    

Insights from the Front Line





External Resources



 General resources 

Overview of management of coronavirus


COVID-19 and CVD


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