CLINIC UPDATE

 

23rd March 2020

 

 

 

Patients and colleagues of CHI,

As cardiac illnesses and their risk factors majorly increase the odds of complications in COVID-19 infections(1,2,3), we are committed to keeping our clinics fully operational in accordance to guidelines from the Australian Government.

Click on this link to read more on what we are doing in the clinic to enforce the utmost precautionary measures and keep all of us safe:

On behalf of the medical team at CHI,

PROFESSOR HOSEN KIAT

References:

(1) COVID-19 and the cardiovascular system. Zheng, Y., Ma, Y., Zhang, J. et al. Nat Rev Cardiol 5 March 2020. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41569-020-0360-5

 

(2) Analysis of myocardial injury in patients with COVID-19 and association between concomitant cardiovascular diseases and severity of COVID-19. Chen C et al. Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi 6 March 2020. https://doi: 10.3760/cma.j.cn112148-20200225-00123

 

(3) Coronaviruses and the cardiovascular system: acute and long-term implications. Tian-Yuan Xiong et al. Eur Heart J, 18 March 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa231