Consensus Report from Turkish Society of Cardiology: COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Diseases. What cardiologists should know. (25th March 2020) [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020; 48(1): 1-48 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2020.97198

Consensus Report from Turkish Society of Cardiology: COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Diseases. What cardiologists should know. (25th March 2020)

Meryem Aktoz1, Hakan Altay2, Emre Aslanger3, Enver Atalar4, Vedat Aytekin5, Ahmet Oytun Baykan6, Cem Barçın7, Nezihi Barış8, Asiye Ayça Boyacı9, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu10, Ahmet Çelik11, Göksel Çinier12, Muzaffer Değertekin13, Önder Ergönül14, Mehmet Ertürk15, M. Kemal Erol16, Bülent Görenek10, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy17, Burak Hünük3, Gökhan Kahveci18, Can Yücel Karabay12, Ilgın Karaca19, Meral Kayıkçıoğlu20, Muhammed Keskin21, Teoman Kılıç22, Cevat Kırma18, Umut Kocabaş2, Serdar Küçükoğlu23, Bülent Mutlu24, Sanem Nalbantgil20, Ertuğrul Okuyan25, Kaan Okyay26, Deniz Kaptan Özen27, Sami Özgül28, Ebru Özpelit8, Bahar Pirat26, Sena Sert12, Ümit Yaşar Sinan23, Yusuf Ziya Şener4, Ersan Tatlı29, Ahmet İlker Tekkeşin12, Eralp Tutar30, Dilek Ural5, Özlem Yıldırımtürk12
1Department of Cardiology,Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne
2Department of Cardiology, Başkent University Istanbul Hospital, Health Practice and Research Center, İstanbul
3Department of Cardiology, Yeditepe University School of Medicine, İstanbul
4Department of Cardiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara
5Department of Cardiology, Koç University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul
6Department of Cardiology, Adana Middle East Hospital, Adana
7Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara
8Department of Cardiology, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir
9Department of Cardiology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara
10Department of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University Hospital, Eskişehir
11Department of Cardiology, Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Mersin
12İstanbul Siyami Ersek Chest and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
13Department of Cardiology, Yeditepe University Hospital, İstanbul
14Department of Infectious Diseases, Koç University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul
15University of Health Sciences, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Chest Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
16Department of Cardiology, Şişli Kolan International, İstanbul
17Department of Cardiology, İzmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir
18Department of Cardiology, Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
19Department of Cardiology, Fırat University Faculty of Medicine, Elazığ
20Department of Cardiology, Ege University Medical Faculty Hospital, İzmir
21Department of Cardiology, İstanbul Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
22Department of Cardiology, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli
23Department of Cardiology, İstanbul University Cardiology Institute, İstanbul
24Department of Cardiology, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul
25Department of Cardiology, İstanbul Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
26Department of Cardiology, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara
27Department of Cardiology, Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli
28Kahramanmaraş İstiklal University, Kahramanmaraş
29Department of Cardiology, Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya
30Department of Cardiology, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara

In December 2019, in the city of Wuhan, in the Hubei province of China, treatment-resistant cases of pneumonia emerged and spread rapidly for reasons unknown. A new strain of coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 [SARS-CoV-2]) was identified and caused the first pandemic of the 21st century. The virus was officially detected in our country on March 11, 2020, and the number of cases increased rapidly; the virus was isolated in 670 patients within 10 days. The rapid increase in the number of patients has required our physicians to learn to protect both the public and themselves when treating patients with this highly infectious disease. The group most affected by the outbreak and with the highest mortality rate is elderly patients with known cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it is necessary for cardiology specialists to take an active role in combating the epidemic. The aim of this article is to make a brief assessment of current information regarding the management of cardiovascular patients affected by COVID-19 and to provide practical suggestions to cardiology specialists about problems and questions they have frequently encountered.


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Meryem Aktoz, Hakan Altay, Emre Aslanger, Enver Atalar, Vedat Aytekin, Ahmet Oytun Baykan, Cem Barçın, Nezihi Barış, Asiye Ayça Boyacı, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Ahmet Çelik, Göksel Çinier, Muzaffer Değertekin, Önder Ergönül, Mehmet Ertürk, M. Kemal Erol, Bülent Görenek, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Burak Hünük, Gökhan Kahveci, Can Yücel Karabay, Ilgın Karaca, Meral Kayıkçıoğlu, Muhammed Keskin, Teoman Kılıç, Cevat Kırma, Umut Kocabaş, Serdar Küçükoğlu, Bülent Mutlu, Sanem Nalbantgil, Ertuğrul Okuyan, Kaan Okyay, Deniz Kaptan Özen, Sami Özgül, Ebru Özpelit, Bahar Pirat, Sena Sert, Ümit Yaşar Sinan, Yusuf Ziya Şener, Ersan Tatlı, Ahmet İlker Tekkeşin, Eralp Tutar, Dilek Ural, Özlem Yıldırımtürk. Consensus Report from Turkish Society of Cardiology: COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Diseases. What cardiologists should know. (25th March 2020). Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020; 48(1): 1-48

Corresponding Author: Vedat Aytekin, Türkiye
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