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Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine  2020, Vol. 21 Issue (4): 577-581     DOI: 10.31083/j.rcm.2020.04.140
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Management of acute cardiovascular events in patients with COVID-19
Chia-Te Liao1, 2, 3, Wei-Ting Chang1, 4, 5, Wen-Liang Yu6, 7, Han Siong Toh4, 6, *()
1Department of Cardiology, Chi Mei Medical Center, 71004, Tainan, Taiwan
2Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 70101, Tainan, Taiwan
3Department of Electrical Engineer, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 71005, Tainan, Taiwan
4Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 70101, Tainan, Taiwan
5Department of Biotechnology, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 71005, Tainan, Taiwan
6Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, 71004, Tainan, Taiwan
7Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, 110, Taipei, Taiwan
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Abstract:
The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the newly discovered virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), had been noticed to have high morbidity and mortality. Apart from pneumonia, COVID-19 can also cause damage to the cardiovascular system, and co-occurring with cardiovascular injury leads to a poorer prognosis. Besides, amid the pandemic of COVID-19, the management of critical cardiovascular events needs to further account for the highly infectious coronavirus, prompt and optimal treatments, clinician's safety, and healthcare provider's capacity. This review article aims to provide more comprehensive and appropriate guidance for the management of critical cardiovascular disease, including ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-STEMI acute coronary syndrome, cardiogenic shock, acute heart failure, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and advanced care planning, during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Key words:  COVID-19      critical cardiovascular diseases      resuscitation      advanced care planning     
Submitted:  17 July 2020      Revised:  06 November 2020      Accepted:  08 November 2020      Published:  30 December 2020     
*Corresponding Author(s):  Han Siong Toh     E-mail:  kampungths@gmail.com

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Chia-Te Liao, Wei-Ting Chang, Wen-Liang Yu, Han Siong Toh. Management of acute cardiovascular events in patients with COVID-19. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2020, 21(4): 577-581.

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https://rcm.imrpress.com/EN/10.31083/j.rcm.2020.04.140     OR     https://rcm.imrpress.com/EN/Y2020/V21/I4/577

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