The world of medicine and research is fighting on the frontlines against the emergency COVID 19, trying to protect more vulnerable people, such as whose suffer of cardiovascular diseases, but also analysing and providing evidences about the medical-scientific correlation between COVID 19 and these heart correlated pathologies.


The European Society of Cardiology includes in its website an array of useful resources, updated regularly, such as video-interviews with experts who provide useful information about the treatments currently used and ongoing trials on COVID 19, app and devices, insights from the Front Lines, and a huge selection of scientific publications. More recently, it has published a Guidance for the Diagnosis and Management of CV Disease during the COVID-19 Pandemic which illustrates, among others, the following aspects/topics: the Mechanism of Disease in Relation with the Cardiovascular System; the Protective Measures for Health Care Personnel and Patients in Cardiology; Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Conditions in COVID-19 Patients; Management/Treatment Pathways; Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection etc.


The European Heart Network makes also available links to reliable sources of information made available by its members and by international and European organisations involved in fighting the coronavirus. These links aim at people who live with heart and circulatory diseases but also to people who wants to protect themselves and each other and contribute in reducing the impact of the infection.

The Italian Society for Cardiovascular Prevention – SIPREC, in partnership with the abovementioned European Heart Network, has recently published a Decalogue containing 10 recommendations regarding COVID19 and addressed to all heart patients. This latter can be synthesized as follow: 1)staying at home except for urgent reasons; 2) using home monitors to measure blood pressure and sugar level; 3) in case of symptoms ( fever, cough)call a family doctor or the emergency numbers; 4) keeping safe distance from others; 5)wearing gloves and mask (ffp2 and ffp3 preferably if you want to protect yourself) if you go out; 6)if you cough or sneeze use a handkerchief (otherwise hands or elbow); 7)continuing to take your prescription for chronic diseases; 8)continue to eat healthily and count calories; 9) do the physical activity; 10) try to kick smoking.


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