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Jun 2, 2020

COVID-19 causes STEMI’s, arrhythmias and myocarditis?!? Emergency medicine and cardiology guru Amal Mattu, MD chats with Mizuho Morrison, DO on the cardiovascular effects of COVID-19. They discuss: the known pathophysiology of how viral infections affect the heart; Review the new consensus statement from the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and interventions (SCAI), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) on how to manage STEMIs; and lastly discuss how cardiac arrest management differs in this COVID era.   

 

  • Promo code for 3 month trial of ERcast in intro segment
  • Hippo education COVID resource site: Link

 

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