COVID-19

Outside of the loss of human life due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past two years have greatly affected hospitals, health systems and the way providers deliver care. Healthcare executives are grappling with federal monetary assistance, growing burnout rates, workforce shortages and federal oversight of vaccines and testing. This channel is also designed to update clinicians on new research and guidelines regarding COVID patient treatment strategies and risk assessments.

Covid vaccine

Footage of the cardiologist, who has gained significant popularity for speaking out against the U.S. government's response to COVID-19, is now being used to promote claims about a global recall.

“We found direct evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is toxic to heart muscle cells," one researcher said. 

Blood pressure

Adults that received three doses of an mRNA COVID vaccine were 2.6 times as likely to be hospitalized if they also had high blood pressure. 

COVID-19 vaccines help reduce the serious coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. Multiple studies have shown that the risk from very rare vaccine side effects are far outweighed by the much greater risk of hospitalization and death due to COVID infections.

A Hong Kong study examined incidence rate ratios for major adverse cardiovascular events in the 27 days following each vaccine dose. 

Novavax NVX-CoV2373 COVID-19 vaccine myocarditis

The committee's approval comes days after the FDA shared details on a small number of trial participants who developed myocarditis or pericarditis after receiving the vaccine.  

COVID-19 can have a serious impact effecting the heart during and after infection. The ACC released expert consensus decision pathway for the evaluation and management for the cardiovascular consequences of COVID infection and long-COVID, also known by its official clinical designation as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC).

A new study reveals the damage caused to cardiovascular programs by the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to accrue unless mitigation strategies are implemented quickly. The review found a number of people dying are at home from heart conditions. 

Americans more likely to seek surgical care during COVID if hospital staff are vaccinated.

A new study found Americans are more likely to have surgery during a pandemic if they are vaccinated, the hospital staff are vaccinated, the surgery is urgent and the surgery is an outpatient procedure.

More than 3,500 college athletes with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis were included in the new study. The median follow-up period was more than one full year. 

COVID-19 vaccines help reduce the serious coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. Multiple studies have shown that the risk from very rare vaccine side effects are far outweighed by the much greater risk of hospitalization and death due to COVID infections.

The move limits the vaccine to individuals 18 and older for whom other other authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccines are not accessible or clinically appropriate, as well as those 18 and older who would otherwise not receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

A technique seen in the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be able to help heart cells repair themselves, according to new research out of the Netherlands. 

COVID-19 vaccine associated myocarditis on short-axis 1.5T MRI images of a 19-year-old man who presented with chest pain three days following the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Months after their initial myocarditis diagnosis, late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) was observed in 62% of patients on follow-up cardiac MRI.

The new analysis, presented during Heart Rhythm 2022, focused on patients treated at a high-volume facility during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Around the web

Two companies serving medical imagers just had products cleared for marketing in the U.S.

Defendants in the case allegedly defrauded CMS for millions of dollars that were spent on luxury vehicles, real estate and more.

Surgeons at NYU Langone Health successfully transplanted two genetically engineered pigs hearts into recently deceased humans in June and July.

   
   
   
   
   
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