Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Cardiovascular


The COVID-19 Pandemic and Impact on the Cardiovascular Disease Patient: Special Emphasis on Rheumatic Valvular Heart Disease Care

K Prashanth; M Manjappa; A Srinivas

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 10-13

The COVID-19 crisis has surged worldwide putting immense stress on the health care services, leading to institutions deferring elective procedures and struggling to triage the emergency care of the cardiac patient. This has affected the management of the rheumatic valvular heart disease patient especially in Asia and other developing countries, potentially placing these patients at enormous risk for complications like congestive cardiac failure, stroke and death. In this current review, we explore the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the cardiovascular disease patient with special emphasis on rheumatic valvular heart disease care. We try to provide a framework that address the procedural considerations of interventions like percutaneous transluminal mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) and mitral and aortic valve surgeries. We also highlight the implications for the outpatient valve clinic and address the safety issues of the patient and health care workers during this on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

The Advent of Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology: The Current Applications and Future Prospects

K Prashanth; M Manjappa; C Srikar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 14-20

The technology of artificial intelligence is emerging as a promising entity in cardiovascular medicine, with the potential to improve diagnosis and patient care. In this article we review the literature on artificial intelligence and its utility in cardiology. We provide a detailed description of concepts of artificial intelligence tools like machine learning, deep learning and cognitive computing. This review discusses the current evidence, applications, future prospects and limitations of artificial intelligence in cardiology.