ACC: Coronavirus has cardiac implications, especially in existing CVD

The American College of Cardiology released a bulletin on the cardiac implications of the coronavirus emphasizing the importance of advising patients with CVD on their potential increased risk for the virus.

“In geographies with active 2019-nCoV transmission (mainly China), it is reasonable to advise patients with underlying cardiovascular disease of the potential increased risk and to encourage additional, reasonable precautions,” Mohammad Madjid, MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and an expert advisor of the ACC clinical bulletin, and colleagues wrote.

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