Cardiac Complications in COVID-19 Infection

Respiratory involvement, presenting as mild flu-like illness to potentially lethal acute respiratory distress syndrome or fulminant pneumonia, is the dominant clinical manifestation of COVID-19. However, much like any other respiratory tract infection, preexisting cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CV risk factors enhance vulnerability to COVID-19. Further, COVID-19 can worsen underlying CVD and even precipitate de novo cardiac complications. Join Dr. Sandra Chaparro for an overview of various CV manifestations in patients presenting with COVID-19 and a discussion on the impact of preexisting CVD and new-onset cardiac complications on clinical outcomes.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Emergency Department Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Respiratory Therapists (Direct Delivery).

Learning Objective

  • Effectively identify patients at risk for cardiac complications with COVID-19 and initiate appropriate treatment.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Akhmerov, A., & Marban, E. (2020). COVID-19 and the heart. Circulation Research.
  • Richardson, S., Hirsch, J. S., Narasimhan, M., Crawford, J. M., McGinn, T., Davidson, K. W., ... & Cookingham, J. (2020). Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area. JAMA.
  • Zhou, F., Yu, T., Du, R., Fan, G., Liu, Y., Liu, Z., ... & Guan, L. (2020). Clinical course and risk factors for mortality of adult inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective cohort study. The Lancet.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
05/01/2020
Course expires: 
03/31/2021

Sandra Chaparro, M.D., FACC
Director,  Advanced Heart Failure Program
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Sandra Chaparro, M.D., FACC, indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.

Moderator
Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., FACC

Chief of Cardiology
Chief Population Health Officer
Baptist Health South Florida

Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., FACC, is on the speakers bureau with Amgen and Amarin.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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