Cardiac Care and COVID-19: Perspectives in Medical Practice

Cardiovascular Disease and COVID-19

Author(s): Ozgur KARCIOGLU * .

Pp: 6-18 (13)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681088204121010003

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has long been the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been the focus of attention all over the world since the end of 2019, this issue has gained different importance. The presence of CVD leads to more severe COVID-19 and an increased probability of mortality. In addition, both CVD and COVID-19 pave the way to myocardial injury, which also boosts the morbidity and death toll. Another point is the possible deprivation of usual healthcare received by cardiac patients (CVD and others) because of the shifted emphasis of the hospital and prehospital medical services on COVID-19. As the public can foresee that the pandemic will not disappear rapidly soon, healthcare organization faces a challenge to be redesigned radically. The objective of this chapter is to analyze CVD, myocardial injury, and other cardiac diseases resulting from COVID-19 itself, together with the impact of the pandemics on the usual healthcare of cardiac patients.

Keywords: Acute myocardial infarction, Cardiovascular disease, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis, Treatment.

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