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COVID-19 and Cardiology

Last updated on 22 January 2021

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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

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Discover:

  • the best available knowledge on treating the coronavirus infection
  • managing cardiovascular conditions in COVID-19 patients
  • organising and prioritising care

Read it now 

 

Resources for 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.

 

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.

ESC Resources

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From the European Heart Journal

From the European Heart Journal - Clinical Cases

From Cardiovascular Research 

From European Heart Journal - Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes

 

From European Heart Journal - Case Reports

 

From European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

 

From European Heart Journal - Digital Health - New ESC journal

 

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 EuroIntervention 

 

From other ESC sources

 

ESC TV - Special Edition

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    

External Resources

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Overview of management of coronavirus

Medication

COVID-19 and CVD

 General resources 

 

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