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An Overview on COVID-19 and its Effect on Cardiovascular Diseases

Author(s):

Abdullah Hamadi*, Ali Mahzari, Abdulrahim Hakami, Salwa Hindawi, Gasim Dobie, M. I Sayyed, Fawaz Hamdi, Mohammed Nahari and Denise E. Jackson   Pages 1 - 4 ( 4 )

Abstract:


COVID-19 (Virus named as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)) is a pandemic disease characterized with respiratory infection caused by coronavirus. It has worldwide after an outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. SARS-CoV-2 has infected more than 15 million people globally. The disease severity and mortality increased in patients with heart-related comorbidities. Cardiovascular disease patients are more susceptible and infected with SARS-CoV-2. Early screening and managements these patients prevent or ameliorate adverse outcomes. Several treatments have been used to combat these effects as previously seen in MERS and SARS. This review will cover the association of cardiovascular diseases with COVID 19. It showed that cardiovascular diseases are common in patients with COVID- 19. Increased attention to highlight the gaps should be paid to the care of this unique group of patients.

Keywords:

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, cardiovascular, treatment, heart disease, hypertension.

Affiliation:

Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Albaha University, Albaha, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of Clinical Laboratory sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Haematology, King Abdulaziz University University, Jeddah, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of medical Laboratory technology, Jazan University, Jazan, Department of Nuclear Medicine Research, Institute of Research and Medical Consultations (IRMC), Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Dammam, Samtah General Hospital, Department of Clinical Laboratory, Ministry of health, Jazan, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of Clinical Laboratory science, Najran University, Najran, Faculty of Health Sciences & Biomedical Sciences, Department of Laboratory Medicine, RMIT University, Melbourne



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