Cardiovascular disease and COVID-19: Australian and New Zealand consensus statement.
Sarah Zaman, Andrew I MacIsaac, Garry Lr Jennings, Markus P Schlaich, Sally C Inglis, Ruth Arnold, Saurabh Kumar, Liza Thomas, Sudhir Wahi, Sidney Lo, Carolyn Naismith, Stephen J Duffy, Stephen J Nicholls, Andrew Newcomb, Aubrey A Almeida, Selwyn Wong, Mayanna Lund, Derek P Chew, Leonard Kritharides, Clara K Chow Show all
Med J Aust | Published : 2020
INTRODUCTION: The coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Pre-existing cardiovascular disease (CVD) increases the morbidity and mortality of COVID-19, and COVID-19 itself causes serious cardiac sequelae. Strategies to minimise the risk of viral transmission to health care workers and uninfected cardiac patients while prioritising high quality cardiac care are urgently needed. We conducted a rapid literature appraisal and review of key documents identified by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Board and Council members, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons, and key ..View full abstract