Category: Patients

Potential Cardiovascular Risks Post Covid

Half heart, half COVID virus

Potential Cardiovascular Risks in Patients After Initial COVID-19 Infection  Persistent symptoms from coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) are present in nearly 90 percent of patients 60 days post diagnosis. Proper testing, diagnosis, and management may prevent worsening illness.  COVID-19 has the potential for both direct and indirect long-term effects on the…

Cold Vs Flu Vs Covid 19

The Coronavirus Molecule

Respiratory Illnesses – Differentials leading to Diagnosis   The flu and COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus that’s led to the current pandemic, are both infectious respiratory illnesses. Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar, the two illnesses are caused by different viruses. Let’s throw in the…

Flu And The Cardiac Consequences

Influenza has considerable burden on public health funds. The complications of influenza can be devastating.

Flu resulting in Cardiomyopathy/ CAD exacerbation Influenza has considerable burden on public health funds. The complications of influenza can be devastating. Most people exposed to the multiple viruses that can cause a cardiomyopathy experience only mild flu-like symptoms before the immune system quashes the intruder. It is not even uncommon…

Booking An Echo – A Physician’s Quick Guide

Booking an Echo – A Physician’s Quick Reference Guide Appropriate Use Criteria – Summarized Abbreviations:             A = Appropriate       M = May Be Appropriate          R = Rarely Appropriate If you are a physician booking an echocardiogram for the following ASE and Choosing Wisely Canada guidelines apply PALPITATIONS AND ARRYTHMIAS 1 –…