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Cardiovascular Health Care Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.




The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged the capacity of health care systems around the world, including substantial disruptions to cardiovascular care across key areas of health care delivery. In this narrative review, we examine the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for cardiovascular health care, including excess cardiovascular mortality, acute and elective cardiovascular care, and disease prevention. Additionally, we consider the long-term public health consequences of disruptions to cardiovascular care across both primary and secondary care settings. Finally, we review health care inequalities and their driving factors, as highlighted by the pandemic, and consider their importance in the context of cardiovascular health care.

Acceptance Date Mar 29, 2022
Publication Date Aug 1, 2022
Journal Cardiology Clinics
Print ISSN 0733-8651
Publisher Elsevier
Pages 389 - 396
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