Author: Ozgur KARCIOGLU

Cardiac Care and COVID-19: Perspectives in Medical Practice

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-821-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-820-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97816810882041210101

Introduction

Cardiac Care and COVID-19: Perspectives in Medical Practice is an accessible reference on diagnoses and treatment modalities for cardiac diseases in general, and emergency cardiac conditions to be more specific, with respect to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Chapters in the book give updated descriptions of common problems in emergency medicine and cardiovascular disease. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific cardiovascular disease and explains management principles, diagnostic procedures and therapy. Examples of medical cases have also been used to highlight complex issues to give a concrete understanding of the cardiac care in COVID-19 patients to the medical practitioner, whether they are involved in critical care or in outpatient clinics.

Key Features:

  • - Clinical guidelines for critical care and cardiovascular management of COVID-19 patients
  • - Topic-based information about cardiovascular diseases
  • - Covers a range of cardiovascular problems including myocarditis, arrhythmias, chest pain, acute coronary syndrome
  • - Information on pulmonary embolism and associated problems
  • - Reader friendly presentation
  • - Case-based examples for explaining concepts

The range of topics combined with the simple presentation make this an essential reference for healthcare workers in emergency medicine, cardiology and nursing. General physicians interested in the cardiovascular impact of COVID-19 will also benefit from the information provided in the book.

Preface

The optimal management of patients with cardiac disease warrants a multifaceted approach undertaken in harmony. The recent decades have witnessed major advances in methods for monitoring and interventions aiming to improve outcomes in this outstanding cause of death worldwide. Other than technological improvements, the medical community is aware that this task can only be achieved via a mutual collaboration of doctors in the pre-hospital phase, hospital emergency departments, intensive care units, social studies, public health professionals, and bystanders.

For nearly a year, our lives have changed like never before. The current WHO clinical guide documents cite that ‘there is no current evidence to recommend any specific anti-COVID-19 treatment for patients with confirmed COVID-19’.

In order to overcome the pandemic with minimized global losses, the scientific community, healthcare facilities, professional organizations, chambers, and state institutions should work in coordination and unison. Most importantly, only a coordinated approach with all targeted masses reached via awareness programmes and campaigns can create a real difference in this pandemic era.

This project, of the book ‘Cardiac Care and COVID-19: Perspectives in Medical Practice’ is intended to encompass the advancements regarding diagnoses and treatment modalities for cardiac diseases in general and emergency cardiac conditions to be more specific, with respect to pandemic conditions. Apart from up-to-date descriptions of the problem and delineation of management principles, case examples were also used to highlight complex issues for a concrete understanding of the medical practitioner.

The ultimate objective is to provide a reference source with up-to-date information on the management of cardiac emergencies and resuscitation in the COVID-19 era. We aim to conduct a brief overview of epidemiological features of cardiac emergencies and their sociodemographic factors, measures to be taken for prevention, together with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to pursue in the pandemic era.

CONSENT FOR PUBLICATION

Not applicable.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The author declares no conflict of interest, financial or otherwise.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Declared none.

Ozgur KARCIOGLU
Prof. FEMAT, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Health Sciences
Istanbul Education and Research Hospital
Fatih, Istanbul
Turkey

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