Cardiovascular Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic: From Presentation to Management: Current and Future Perspectives
Zainab Atiyah Dakhil 1 * , Hasan Ali Farhan 2 3
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1 AL-Kindy College of Medicine, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq2 Scientific Council of Cardiology, Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations, Baghdad, Iraq3 Baghdad Heart Centre, Medical City, Baghdad, Iraq* Corresponding Author


Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic represents a global unprecedented healthcare crisis that results in respiratory syndrome and can cause remarkable cardiovascular impacts in form of myocardial injury, myocarditis, heart failure and arrhythmia. This review aimed to provide clinical landscape of this novel virus in the context of cardiovascular system involvement, in addition to explore future perspectives regarding response of healthcare system to this outbreak. The study showed that elderly patients and those with comorbidities are most susceptible for this infection, and will have the worst prognosis. Poor prognostic determinants for this disease were higher C-reactive protein, IL-6, ferritin, serum troponin and NT-ProBNP. Considering prominent role of COVID19 pandemic on cardiovascular health and care on multiple levels there is no time better than now for cardiology community to play a key role in fighting this pandemic globally in form of solidarity with other specialities and accelerating knowledge about this health threat in addition to adopt new perspectives on learning and training to face this unprecedented crisis.


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Article Type: Review Article

J Clin Exp Invest, Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2020, Article No: em00739

Publication date: 12 Apr 2020

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