Turkish Cardiology Association Consensus Report: COVID-19 Pandemic and Cardiovascular Diseases (May 13, 2020) Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Uzlaşı Raporu: COVID-19 Pandemisi ve Kardiyovasküler Hastalıklar Konusunda Bilinmesi Gerekenler (13 Mayıs 2020)


Aktoz M., Altay H., Aslanger E., Atalar E., Atar İ., Aytekin V., ...More

Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir, vol.48, pp.1-87, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2020.36713
  • Title of Journal : Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-87

Abstract

In December 2019, in the city of Wuhan, in the Hubei province of China, treatment-resistant cases of pneumonia emerged and spread rapidly for reasons unknown. A new strain of coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 [SARS-CoV-2]) was identified and caused the first pandemic of the 21st century. The virus was officially detected in our country on March 11, 2020, and the number of cases increased rapidly; the virus was isolated in 670 patients within 10 days. The rapid increase in the number of patients has required our physicians to learn to protect both the public and themselves when treating patients with this highly infectious disease. The group most affected by the outbreak and with the highest mortality rate is elderly patients with known cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it is necessary for cardiology specialists to take an active role in combating the epidemic. The aim of this article is to make a brief assessment of current information regarding the management of cardiovascular patients affected by COVID-19 and to provide practical suggestions to cardiology specialists about problems and questions they have frequently encountered.