COVID-19 and the Heart: Guidance for Patients (Podcast)

How the pandemic is impacting cardiac care here, plus answers to common patient questions

The newest episode of Cleveland Clinic’s Cardiac Consult podcast shares an overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting cardiac care and procedures at Cleveland Clinic, as well as answers to common patient questions about COVID-19 risk and heart disease.

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The episode features Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute Chair Lars Svensson, MD, PhD; Cardiovascular Medicine Chair Samir Kapadia, MD; and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Chair A. Marc Gillinov, MD. Topics they touch on include (among others):

  • How we are using virtual visits for cardiovascular patients locally and beyond
  • How we advise patients on whether their cardiac procedure is essential
  • How to advise patients about continuing ACE inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker therapy

Click on the podcast player below to listen to the 16-minute podcast right now. Note that this podcast was recorded the morning of March 26.

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