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COVID-19 and Heart Disease Essential Updates

Updated on November 20, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MyHeartDiseaseTeam will provide summaries and links to articles of importance to people living with heart disease. This page will be updated with information as it becomes available.

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How To Have a Safe Holiday With Heart Disease During COVID-19

MyHeartDiseaseTeam, November 20, 2020

The 2020 fall and winter holiday season will be different than any in our lifetimes. While heart disease may have complicated holiday celebrations in the past, COVID-19 introduces a brand new set of limitations.

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Heart Disease, Emergency Treatment, and the Stress of Health Care Delays Due to COVID-19

MyHeartDiseaseTeam, June 1, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • It is vital to seek urgent care for new or worsening heart disease symptoms.
  • Nonemergency care — from surgeries to routine appointments — is being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Uncertainty caused by treatment delays can contribute to anxiety and stress for people living with heart disease, which may exacerbate symptoms.
  • Doctor-recommended suggestions to manage stress and anxiety include yoga, healthful eating, and social connection.

What MyHeartDiseaseTeam Members Are Saying

“Update on the foot surgery. It was postponed. All hospitals were/are cancelling elective surgeries due to the coronavirus epidemic.”

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Heart Disease, Emergency Treatment, and the Stress of Health Care Delays Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 and Heart Disease: Are You at a Greater Risk?

MyHeartDiseaseTeam, April 13, 2020

Key Takeaways

What MyHeartDiseaseTeam Members Are Saying

“Health care is only treating the COVID-19 and keeping us away from the hospital as we are the highest risk to get the COVID-19 disease.”

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COVID-19 and Heart Disease: Are You at a Greater Risk?

How to Talk to Friends and Family About Physical Distancing

MyHeartDiseaseTeam, March 20, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • Remind loved ones of the seriousness of your situation. According to research in China, people who had one additional disease had a 79 percent higher risk of requiring intensive care, needing a respirator, or dying as a result of COVID-19.
  • If there are others in your circle who take the threat seriously, ask them to talk to your loved one on your behalf.
  • Suggest ways to stay socially connected from a safe distance.

What MyHeart DiseaseTeam Members Are Saying

"Better to be safe than sorry, just hope the scientists find a vaccine pretty soon."

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Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Heart Disease

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

God Bless you Lois - I hope your day is good.

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