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Considerations on Cardiac Patients During Covid-19 Outbreak
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  • Fabiola Sozzi,
  • Marta Belmonte,
  • Marco Schiavone,
  • Francesco Blasi
Fabiola Sozzi
La Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
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Marta Belmonte
La Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
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Marco Schiavone
La Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
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Francesco Blasi
La Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
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Peer review status:Published

04 May 2020Submitted to Echocardiography
05 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
05 May 2020Assigned to Editor
05 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
07 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
07 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
14 Jun 20201st Revision Received
17 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
17 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
18 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
23 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
12 Jul 2020Published in Echocardiography. 10.1111/echo.14790

Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 not only causes viral pneumonia but has major implications for the cardiovascular system. Nevertheless, we assisted to a drastic reduction in the number of ACS during this period. Telemedicine and telecardiology, intended as integration to the traditional management appear precious tools especially in Covid-19 era. Given the decrease in new Covid-19 cases worldwide20, now we are approaching the so-called “Phase 2” challenge of a gradual return to pre-Covid-19 life. The epidemiological and clinical situation is rapidly evolving and practice patterns with policies depend on institutions and local availability.