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CVD group guidelines in the context of COVID-19 outbreak

CVD group guidelines in the context of COVID-19 outbreak

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On 31 January, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the novel coronavirus, presently called COVID-19, a global public health crisis. Whereas public authorities and healthcare experts endeavor to treat and moderate the effect of the infection, worldwide health organizations are utilizing their stages to communicate exact data almost the emergency. The World Heart Federation (WHF), as a knowledge-sharing organization, is committed to encouraging get to the most recent proof of the COVID-19 outbreak and guaranteeing everybody is mindful of the fundamental measures to ensure protect themselves and others.

In December 2019 COVID-19 was first discovered in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Typical infection signs can include a sore throat, cough and fever. The infection can lead to pneumonia, extreme acute respiratory syndrome or trouble breathing which can be fatal in more serious situations. Research shows that individuals with pre-existing medical problems including diabetes and cardiovascular disease are more vulnerable to the worst outcomes of the virus.

A study published in The Lancet that analyzed 99 patients with COVID-19 found that about half of people with chronic underlying diseases. Specifically, 40 patients suffering from heart failure or damage to blood vessels due to conditions including heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and another 12 patients with diabetes. A more recent JAMA report on 138 COVID-19 patients in hospital stated that 19.6% of patients had acute respiratory distress syndrome. Complication rates were higher for ICU patients: According to the article, “Patients who were admitted to the ICU were older and had comorbidities more than those who were not admitted to the ICU. This indicates that age Common disease may be a risk factor for poor outcomes.

To tackle this problem effectively, front-line healthcare workers will keep up-to-date with the current indications and symptoms details, as well as know the necessary measures for protecting themselves and others. WHO has developed a set of preventive and control guidelines when COVID-19 infection is suspected. Despite these instructions WHF firmly advises reducing exposure and securing the lives of patients and healthcare staff.

Reference: https://www.world-heart-federation.org/news/cvd-community-covid-19-outbreak/


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