COVID-19 - Theme from the E-Journal of Cardiology Practice
Who would have imagined that the first quarter of the 21st century would see the world quarantining itself, faced with a pandemic caused by the previously unknown virus, SARS-CoV-2?
Who would have thought that this virus would spread so quickly and with such tragic consequences on both mortality and morbidity?
But, as we all know, SARS-CoV-2 is here and today as our experience in understanding and managing this virus grows, it is important that we all keep abreast of the great strides made by the medical and scientific community in understanding the disease and how to deal with it.
This series will do just that – keep track of the state of our knowledge concerning SARS-CoV-2. It will clarify new concepts, delineate accepted and emerging management protocols, consider the role of comorbidities, look towards the future and, in general, help facilitate our practice as we face the challenges posed to the clinical cardiologist by this virus on our societies and our patients.
We trust the reader will appreciate the new clinical knowledge and experience presented in these articles, summarised with clarity and precision.