COVID-19 and nuclear cardiology: Introducing the ''forward" virtual visit [post]

George Angelidis, Varvara Valotassiou, Dimitrios Psimadas, Panagiotis Georgoulias
2020 unpublished
We read with great interest the recent review article by Kaushik A, et al. concerning the potential role of digital health applications in the present pandemic situation [1] . As the authors noted, alternative tools are needed for the optimal management of cardiovascular patients, avoiding unnecessary visits to health care facilities. The severe acute respiratory syndrome -coronavirus -2 (SARS-CoV-2) can invade the cardiovascular cells, potentially causing life-threatening cardiac impairment
more » ... . In particular, patients with pre-existing cardiovascular diseases are characterized by a higher risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Therefore, most of those referred for nuclear cardiology techniques are expected to be at higher risk of developing serious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) complications. However, the performance of the individually required diagnostic and follow-up procedures is important [3] .
doi:10.22541/au.160517176.69072484/v1 fatcat:w7u6x74rp5eexc4aolpd3tupza