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The COVID pandemic in 2020 had unpredictable consequences on the presentation and management of patients with ischaemic heart disease. Subsequent to these initial responses the impact of the initial pandemic can be reviewed and responses can be considered. It is clear that there are new opportunities for optimising patient management pathways and in particular enhanced use of information technology. Changes in attitudes towards health and perceived risk are evident within both the catheter lab teams and our patient cohorts. Summating both the intellectual and emotional experiences of the pandemic are essential to prepare for either a second wave of COVID 19 or any new pandemic threat in the future.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/eurheartj/suaa171

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur Heart J Suppl

Publication Date

12/2020

Volume

22

Pages

P13 - P18

Keywords

COVID19, Percutaneous coronary intervention, ST- elevation myocardial infarction, cardiac catheter laboratory