COVID-19 and Cardiovascular System, an Overview

COVID-19 and Cardiovascular System, an Overview

Infectious DiseasesCardiologyInternal MedicineFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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Overview

About this course

The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 which slowly spread around the world and a COVID-19 global pandemic was subsequently declared. COVID-19 disease initially starts with infection and a pulmonary phase followed by a severe hyperinflammation phase, wherein secondary organ damage sets in. Cardiac injury in COVID-19 may be due to direct and indirect effects of the virus. This e-learning module summarizes the pathophysiology of COVID-19 infection and its cardiac manifestations. Vaccine-induced myocarditis and vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia is also discussed.


Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, health care providers should be able to:
  • Understand the pathophysiology of COVD-19
  • Identify the cardiac manifestations of COVID-19
  • Understand the cardiovascular complications of COVID vaccines

Topics covered

  • Pathophysiology of COVID-19
  • Cardiac manifestations of COVID-19
  • Cardiovascular complications of COVID vaccines

1 CME Point Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.