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June 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:49 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.016

Catheter lab activity and COVID-19: damned if you do and…

Nick Curzen

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Professor Nick Curzen Consensus statement In response to the need for guidance and clarity, national consensus statements have been published as a consensus between the British Cardiovascular Society, the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS), NHS England/Public Heath England and the Heart Rhythm Society (in the case of the PPE document). The rationale and considerations behind these statements is discussed more fully elsewhere.2 In brief, the guidance for the three contentious areas listed above is summarised as follows. Firstly, the recommendation was that the default treatment for STEMI in the UK should remain primary PCI, unl

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June 2020 Online First

COVID-19 bulletin 3: clinical practice in the pandemic

BJC Staff

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Our latest Bulletin features some review articles, commentaries news and tips from frontline healthcare professionals treating COVID-19 patients daily. COVID-19 and the heart • A review of the current data on the association of COVID-19 and the heart COVID-19 and intervention • Catheter lab activity and COVID-19: damned if you do and… • Impact of COVID-19 on primary percutaneous coronary intervention centres in the UK: a survey COVID-19 and diabetes • Expert group practical recommendations: management of diabetes in COVID-19 patients • New e-learning programmes from the EASD COVID-19 and cardiac rhythm management • BHRS video s

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June 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:55–9 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.018

COVID-19: the heart and other issues

Cormac T O’Connor, David Mulcahy

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The virology of COVID-19 The COVID-19 virus shares the majority of its genome with a previously identified bat coronavirus species RaTG13.3,4 In a fashion similar to the SARS coronavirus from 2002/2003, COVID-19 enters the cell when its ‘spike protein’ interacts with the ACE2 protein in host cells, and allows passage into the cell (see figure 1). Though COVID-19 is, on the whole, most identifiable with the bat coronavirus RaTG13, the spike protein on its own is more akin to that seen in coronavirus species seen in the Malayan pangolin.4 The spike protein in the COVID-19 virus was found to have similar (albeit less) binding affinity for th

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June 2020

COVID-19 and diabetes

BJC Staff

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An international faculty of eminent representatives from primary and specialist care have developed a consensus document on the management of diabetes for people at risk of, or with confirmed COVID-19, for use in both primary and secondary care. Published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology,1 the brief practical recommendations are based on queries seen to be important by clinicians, questions that have been raised by colleagues and social media, and recommendations guided by using focused-literature review. Clinical decision making in the management of diabetes is already complex and in normal circumstances clinicians follow standard gu

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June 2020

COVID-19 and cardiac rhythm management

BJC Staff

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They explain how the faculty aim to draw parallels on hospital responses during the COVID-19 crisis, assess how treating patients in cardiology has been during this period, and how cardiologists will continue to operate in what will be the new ‘normal’. Other articles in this bulletin: COVID-19 and the heart • A review of the current data on the association of COVID-19 and the heart COVID-19 and intervention • Catheter lab activity and COVID-19: damned if you do and… • Impact of COVID-19 on primary percutaneous coronary intervention centres in the UK: a survey COVID-19 and diabetes • Expert group practical recommendations: manag

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June 2020 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.019

COVID-19 and cardiac rehabilitation

Professor Susan Dawkes (Edinburgh Napier University / British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation [BACPR]), Sally Hughes (British Heart Foundation), Professor Simon Ray (British Cardiovascular Society), Dr Simon Nichols (Sheffield Hallam University / BACPR), Sally Hinton (BACPR), Ceri Roberts (North Bristol NHS Trust / BACPR), Dr Tom Butler (University of Chester / BACPR), Dr Hayes Delal (Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust / BACPR), Professor Patrick Docherty (University of York / National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation)
With thanks to: Richard Forsyth (British Heart Foundation), Professor Rod Taylor (University of Glasgow), Professor Lis Neubeck (Edinburgh Napier University), Dr Scott Murray (Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust/ BACPR), Gill Farthing (Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust / BACPR), Simone Meldrum (West Suffolk Community Cardiac Rehabilitation / BACPR), Tracy Kitto (East London NHS Foundation Trust / BACPR), Ruby Miller (Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board / BACPR), Alison Allen (Prince Charles Hospital / BACPR)

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“The COVID-19 pandemic is arguably one of the greatest public health challenges of our time, however, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the most common global cause of morbidity and mortality with over 18 million deaths per year. Understandably, hospitals have postponed non-critical services so that healthcare professionals can be deployed to areas dealing with patients who have the COVID-19 virus. However, there remains an ongoing need to assess, support and rehabilitate those who have CVD or are newly diagnosed with it to prevent the significant risk of unintended, yet significant consequences in the long-term. The consequence of withd

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June 2020

COVID-19 and smartphone apps

Madeleine Oliver

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Table 1. Where to find the apps Microguide Apple AppStore: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/microguide/id447171786 Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xancu.utreat&hl=en_GB UpToDate Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/uptodate/id334265345 Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uptodate.android&hl=en_GB Timed Walk Apple AppStore: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1515893887 GooglePlayStore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.mau.iotap.timedwalkapp Nye Health Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nye-health/id1439306034 Google Play

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June 2020

Webinar: Restarting cardiology services in the COVID-19 era

Dr Emmanuel Ako, Dr Derek Connolly, Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer, Mr Keith Pearce, Professor Simon Ray, Dr Afsana Safa

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Podcast of our webinar: Restarting cardiology services in the COVID-19 era This webinar took place on Thursday 18th June 2020. Watch our panel of experts discuss how we can start to optimally deliver key services as the pandemic eases, as well as answer questions from the webinar participants. Learning objectives A review of the challenges of restarting services How we can restart elective cardiac catheter lab services The practicalities in restarting cardiac diagnostic services How new technologies can assist in restarting cardiology outpatient services Is it for me? This webinar is aimed at all grades of health care professionals treatin

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May 2020

Webinar: Cross-specialty service delivery – lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Professor Indranil Dasgupta, Professor Philip Kalra, Dr Barbara McGowan, Dr Lara Mitchell, Professor Simon Ray, Dr Kevin Fernando, Professor Paul Kalra

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Podcast of our webinar ‘Cross-specialty service delivery – lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic’ This webinar took place on Tuesday 2nd June 2020. Watch our panel of experts dicuss how the UK has adapted to new forms of service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic and how this may help improve future patient care. Programme and faculty 00:00:28 Introduction by webinar moderator: Professor Philip Kalra Professor Kalra is a Consultant Nephrologist at Salford Royal NHS Hospital Trust, and Professor of Renal Medicine at the University of Manchester. 00:04:35 Can lessons from service delivery during COVID-19 help improve long-t

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May 2020

COVID-19 bulletin 2: clinical practice in the pandemic

BJC Staff

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This Bulletin features news, commentaries and tips from frontline healthcare professionals treating COVID-19 patients daily and other specialists. Do let us know what you think. COVID-19 and immunology vaccine development expert report on COVID-19 and immunology research COVID-19 and primary care a review of current telemedicine platforms COVID-19 and cardiorenal disease COVID-19 and diabetes Diabetes UK position statement COVID-19 diagnostic glucose/lactate sensor in development COVID-19 and mental health COVID-19 and heart valve disease

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