The Heart and COVID-19: What Cardiologists Need to Know.
Arq Bras Cardiol. 2020 05 11;114(5):805-816
Authors: Costa IBSDS, Bittar CS, Rizk SI, Araújo Filho AE, Santos KAQ, Machado TIV, Andrade FTA, González TB, Arévalo ANG, Almeida JP, Bacal F, Oliveira GMM, Lacerda MVG, Barberato SH, Chagas ACP, Rochitte CE, Ramires JAF, Kalil Filho R, Hajjar LA
In face of the pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the management of patients with cardiovascular risk factors and/or disease is challenging. The cardiovascular complications evidenced in patients with COVID-19 derive from several mechanisms, ranging from direct viral injury to complications secondary to the inflammatory and thrombotic responses to the infection. The proper care of patients with COVID-19 requires special attention to the cardiovascular system aimed at better outcomes.
PMID: 32401847 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]