VIDEO INTERVIEW – COVID 19 AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
COVID-19 infection has created a dramatic heath problem worldwide. In addition to respiratory distress, it became immediately apparent that patients with cardiovascular disease were at increased risk for a poor outcome or death from COVID-19. In addition, COVID-19 is able to act directly on cardiac tissue, provoking acute myocarditis. The situation is further complicated by the hypothesis that drugs acting on the renin-angiotensin system might worsen the prognosis in patients with COVID-19 because of the role of ACE2 in modulating cell penetration by the virus. Thus, there is need to discuss in detail the relationship between COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease, including the best therapeutic options to limit the negative cardiovascular consequences of the infection.
By viewing this video interview learners will:
Acquire information about the mechanisms underlying and responsible for the worsening of prognosis in COVID-19 patients with cardiovascular disease.
Examine the available evidence surrounding RAS-blocker administration and the severity of COVID-19 disease.
Discuss the best therapeutic approach for cardiovascular disease patients at risk of infection with COVID-19 virus.
This activity is designed for Cardiologists, General Practitioners, Internists and those treating patients with cardiovascular disorders.
Giuseppe Mancia Professor Emeritus
University of Milano-Bicocca
Giuseppe Mancia is Professor Emeritus at the University Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy and Chairman of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) Foundation and the Hypertension Center at the Monza Polyclinic, after serving as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine of Milano and Milano-Bicocca University, Monza for 20 years. He was Chairman of the Organizing Committee of ESH meetings for 20 years, and is a past President of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), European Society of Clinical Investigation, and Italian Society of Hypertension. He has been Chairman of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Hypertension and the Heart and chaired the ESH/ESC Hypertension Guidelines Task Force in 2003, 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2018. Professor Mancia is an honorary member of several hypertension and cardiovascular societies and has received many international awards and degrees honoris causa for his scientific activity. He is the Editor of the Journal of Hypertension. Professor Mancia’s research focuses on several basic and clinical aspects of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. He has published more than 2000 articles in peer review journals, and his articles have received more than 200,000 citations (Microsoft Academics), for which he is listed as a highly cited scientist.
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Giuseppe Mancia Declared receipt of honoraria or consultation fees from Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi Sankyo, Medtronic, Menarini, Merck, Novartis, Recordati, Sanofi, Servier.
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Release: 15 October 2020
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