Cardiovascular Implications of COVID-19: A Moving Target

This presentation will examine the growing evidence that patients with cardiac risk factors and established cardiovascular disease are more vulnerable to developing severe COVID-19.

Target Audience

Family physicians, general internists, psychologists, hospitalists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how patients with cardiac risk factors and established cardiovascular disease are more vulnerable to developing severe COVID-19. 
  • Describe the accumulated evidence that suggests cardiovascular involvement is common, particularly in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 disease.
  • Identify the current treatment options for the cardiovascular complications of COVID-19.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Surveillances, V (2020). The epidemiological characteristics of an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19)-China, 2020. China CDC Weekly, 2(8), 113-122.

Chapman, A.R., Bularga, A., & Mills, N.L. (2020). High-sensitivity cardiac troponin can be an ally in the fight against COVID-19. Circulation, 141(22), 1733-1735. 

Wang D, Hu, B, et.al, (2020). Clinical Characteristics of 138 hospitalized patients with 2019 novel coronavirus infected-pneumonia in Wuhan, China. JAMA, 323(11), 1061-1069. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2020.1585

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
09/01/2020
Course expires: 
08/31/2021

Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Chief Population Health Officer
Baptist Health Medical Group – Cardiology
Baptist Health Quality Network
Miami, Florida 

Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., has disclosed that he is a member of the speakers bureau for Amarin Pharma and Amgen. 

Dr. Fialkow has indicated that he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., conference director, has indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and that she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her discussion.

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
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