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COVID-19 Clinical Guidance
For the Cardiovascular Care Team, American College of Cardiology

The publication summarizes multiple areas of focus:

  • Comorbid conditions increasing mortality risk include cancer, hypertension, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in ascending risk with mortality risk 10.3% for underlying CV Disease.
  • Triage CV patients for early identification and early escalation of care because of the high risk of adverse outcomes.
  • Develop protocols for screening and management to optimize an early response to high-risk CV patients – particularly those who develop Acute Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock.
  • Educate staff on inappropriate personal protection use and catheterization lab management.